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Gordon Castle is located in Gight, near Fochabers in Moray, Scotland. Historically known as the Bog-of-Gight, it was the principal seat of the Dukes of Gordon. Following 18th-century redevelopment, it became one of the largest country houses ever built in Scotland, although much has since been demolished

Gordon Castle is located in Gight, near Fochabers in Moray, Scotland. Historically known as the Bog-of-Gight, it was the principal seat of the Dukes of Gordon. Following 18th-century redevelopment, it became one of the largest country houses ever built in Scotland, although much has since been demolished

Greenknowe is an L plan tower house built in Berwickshire in 1581 for the Seton family. It still has its iron gate, or yett, and it is possible that it stands in the same place as the first Scottish castle built by the Gordons in the 1100s! #history #Scotland #clans

Greenknowe is an L plan tower house built in Berwickshire in 1581 for the Seton family. It still has its iron gate, or yett, and it is possible that it stands in the same place as the first Scottish castle built by the Gordons in the 1100s! #history #Scotland #clans

Another beautiful garden in Scotland, Ardmaddy Castle.  I remember how beautiful the walks were to the castles!  Need a return trip!

Another beautiful garden in Scotland, Ardmaddy Castle. I remember how beautiful the walks were to the castles! Need a return trip!

Gordon Castle is located in Gight, near Fochabers in Moray, Scotland. Historically known as the Bog-of-Gight, it was the principal seat of the Dukes of Gordon

Gordon Castle is located in Gight, near Fochabers in Moray, Scotland. Historically known as the Bog-of-Gight, it was the principal seat of the Dukes of Gordon

River Dee. Clan lands of the Clan Gordon

River Dee. Clan lands of the Clan Gordon

Queen's Mire - Mary, Queen of Scots was in Jedburgh, only 20 miles to the north at a meeting, when she heard abt her love, the Earl of Bothwell's wounds fm his encounter with Little Jock Elliot, she rode immediately to Hermitage Castle in foul weather to see him.  On her return journey a few hrs later, her horse stumbled in a bog and she fell.  She became ill fm her ordeal in the cool, gray, misty Oct weather and it was feared she might die but both she and Bothwell eventually recovered.

Queen's Mire - Mary, Queen of Scots was in Jedburgh, only 20 miles to the north at a meeting, when she heard abt her love, the Earl of Bothwell's wounds fm his encounter with Little Jock Elliot, she rode immediately to Hermitage Castle in foul weather to see him. On her return journey a few hrs later, her horse stumbled in a bog and she fell. She became ill fm her ordeal in the cool, gray, misty Oct weather and it was feared she might die but both she and Bothwell eventually recovered.

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