Cullen Castle

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Cullen Castle was a royal castle about 0.5 miles (0.80 km) east of Cullen, Moray, Scotland, west of the burn of Deskford, and south of Seatown.[1]

This is not to be confused with Cullen House or Castle of Cullen of Buchan. There is also a ruin of a Cullen Castle in County Waterford, Ireland.

History[edit]

Elizabeth de Burgh, the wife of Robert the Bruce died here, although it has been suggested this was at an earlier castle. [2] Vestiges of the castle remained until the 19th century. [1]

Structure[edit]

It is believed that the castle, on Castle Hill, was a motte, encircled by a wide ditch and outer rampart, except on the north where a landslip has destroyed it. The ditch is about 6.0 metres (19.7 ft) wide and 1.75 metres (5 ft 9 in) deep; the outer bank is about 6.0 metres (19.7 ft) wide and 1.5 metres (4 ft 11 in) high.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Coventry, Martin (2001). The Castles of Scotland. Musselburgh: Goblinshead. p. 138 ISBN 1-899874-26-7
  2. ^ "Cullen Castle". Stravaiging around Scotland. Retrieved 2016-08-25.
  3. ^ "Cullen, Castle Hill". Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 2016-08-25.

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