Findlater Castle ***
Region: Aberdeen(shire) & Moray
Findlater Castle stands (or better said: stood) on a tiny peninsula sticking out into the North Sea with a sheer drop of more than fifty feet to the rocks and sea below. The setting is absolutely fantastic and reminiscent of Fast Castle on the Berwickshire coast!
The Vikings occupied the site for some time. Sir John Sinclair of Findlater who died in 1411 at the battle of Harlaw, which ended the Earl of Ross’ rebellion, is probably the builder. The castle is clearly modelled on Roslyn, which was the principal stronghold of the Sinclair family.
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