Belltrees Peel

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Belltrees Peel
Renfrewshire, Scotland
Ruins of Belltrees Peel

GB grid reference NS3609758774
Belltrees Peel is located in Scotland
Belltrees Peel
Belltrees Peel
Coordinates55°47′40″N 4°36′53″W / 55.794444°N 4.614722°W / 55.794444; -4.614722Coordinates: 55°47′40″N 4°36′53″W / 55.794444°N 4.614722°W / 55.794444; -4.614722
Site information
Site history
Built16th century

Belltrees Peel is a medieval tower situated on a peninsula in Castle Semple Loch in Renfrewshire, Scotland, on which was once an island.


The tower was constructed between 1547 and 1572 as an unusual, low tower, with an irregular hexagonal plan. The remains of the tower house are protected as a scheduled monument.[1]

It was a Semple property, and was occupied by Sir James Semple of Belltrees. He was educated with James VI, an acted as Ambassador to France in 1601. The Semples later used the Belltrees Peel as a shelter when sailing on Castle Semple Loch.


  1. ^ Historic Environment Scotland. "Castle Semple Loch, tower house to S of loch (SM7146)". Retrieved 22 February 2019.