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Kelburn Castle

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Kelburn Castle


Quite possibly the single oldest castle in the country of Scotland, Kelburn Castle has been inhabited by the same family since 1140. Originally the name of the family was De Boyville, but over the years changed to just simply Boyle. It is thought that the family came to Britain with William the Conqueror, sometime in 1066. The current family settled in Kelburn around 1140. Kelburn Castle is located in North Aryshire, Scotland and is the seat of the Earl of Glasgow.

There is little information available about the construction of the original keep, but it is assumed that it was built for defensive purposes rather than comfort, based on the similarity to the construction of other facilities of that time which was around 1200 AD. Sometime around 1581, David Boyle enclosed the original keep with a much larger and grander castle complex. This marked the emergence of the family’s start to power in the local community. Read the full story

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Neolithic Tomb in Douglas Park

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Neolithic Tomb in Douglas Park


The Scottish town of Largs is located in North Ayrshire, Scotland. It is a very popular seaside resort that is very rich in both Scottish and Viking history. In the year 1263 Largs became the site of the most important battle in Scottish history; the Battle of Largs.

Also located within the town are very historic monuments that pull tourists from around the world. One of those places is the Neolithic Tomb in Douglas Park. The Neolithic area is the period of time beginning about 9500 BC and is also labeled the New Stone Age. This is when human technology began to make incredible advancements forward with farming, metal tools, and irrigation. Read the full story

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Brisbane Glen & Three Sisters

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Brisbane Glen & Three Sisters


The town of Largs, Scotland is very rich in history and lore. It is a major place of history not just for the Scottish people, but for the Vikings also. Along with all this history, the town of Largs boasts a large number of historical points of interest. One of these places is the Brisbane Glen. Named after noted astronomer Thomas Brisbane, the Glen is one of the world’s foremost places for observing birds.

The Brisbane Glen runs more than 7 miles inland from the town of Largs on the coast. It is accessible by Brisbane Glen Road, a minor road, and offers some of the world’s densest population of birds. Great care is taken to preserve this habitat and the entire Glen, outside of Largs, is enclosed. A car park, picnic area, and both moorland and woodland trails are available to people visiting the Glen. Read the full story

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History of Largs Scotland


Evolving from a combination of multiple estates, lorded over by in the Montgomeries in the Sixteenth Century, Largs has an interesting history unique to its location. The first Sir Robert Montgomerie originally built Skelmorie Aisle in the old Kirk of Largs as a family mausoleum. It is the only remaining vestibule of the old kirk in modern times.

Starting off merely as a small village as a support structure essentially around its kirk, Largs became quite a busy and popular sea side town and port a couple hundred years later. The 19th century brought a construction boon to the village, as many big hotels were erected, which increased the town’s popularity. 1895 saw the railway come in to service in the area, making the town even more popular. In that day, it was fashionable to live in Largs, so many mansions were also built and famous people came to reside in the area. Read the full story

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