the King of Scots were inaugurated at the Moot Hill.
The abbey at Moot Hill was where the Stone of
Destiny, also known as the Stone of Scone was kept.
Seen here in the fall with the red ivy.
Abbey by Edward I in 1296, and was finally
returned to Edniburgh Castle in 1996. The palace has
lovely grounds with gardens, coos, white peacocks
and more. Seen here with the red ivy.
It was sold in 1852 to Prince Albert and Queen
Victoria, and in 1855, the present castle was built.
Balmoral is best known for being used by the
Royal Family as one of their main castles.
Once a strong fortress on the summit of a rocky promontory,
Dunure Castle was the property of the Kennedys of Dunure,
Earls of Cassillis. In 1570, Allan Stewart, Commendator of
Crossraguel Abbey, was roasted in sop here by the
Kennedy Earl of Cassillis until he signed away the lands
of the abbey. Kennedy of Bargany, hearing of the treatment
of Stewart, stormed the castle and rescued him. Dunure
may have been blown up sometime in the 17th century.
By 1696 the castle was abandoned and ruined.
Ghostly cries have been heard coming from
the chamber in which Stewart was roasted.
Located in Ayrshire.