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Coastal East Lothian : Dunbar Castle cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Richard West - geograph.org.uk/p/3494703


It takes imagination to really appreciate the odd piece of masonry overlooking Dunbar harbour for what it once was....one of Scotland’s most formidable castles. This great fortress rested on several stacks rising out of the water and all shipping was controlled by means of an enormous steel chain stretching across the harbour mouth. This is also the actual castle so well defended for 6 weeks by ‘Black Agnes’, Countess of Douglas with a giant catapult against the Earls of Arundel and Salisbury in 1338. In 1567 Dunbar Castle was destroyed by order of parliament.

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