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John Wilson

Slains Castle

Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK

12.07 UTC 27 December 2006

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© 2006 John Wilson, All Rights Reserved.

Caption

One of the most famous castles in Scotland, Slains Castle is set on dramatic cliffs facing the North Sea about 1 km east of the village of Cruden Bay in Aberdeenshire.

The castle was originally constructed around an existing tower house in 1597 by the 9th Earl of Erroll. The original tower was extended and buildings were added around a courtyard. Reconstruction of the castle was carried out a number of times until in 1916, death duties forced the 20th Earl of Erroll to sell the castle. The new owner allowed the castle to fall into disrepair, and in 1925 its roof was removed.

The author Bram Stoker stayed in Cruden Bay around 1895, and Slains Castle is said to have inspired him to write the horror novel 'Dracula' which was published in 1897.

A nearby plaque reads 'These cliffs are very dangerous Please remember Nicholas French, our son who fell to his death near Sugar Loaf Rock 3 March 1991 aged 7 years'.

Location

Europe / UK-Scotland

Lat: 57° 24' 56" N
Long: 1° 49' 56" W

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Precision is: Unknown / Undeclared.

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Equipment

Nikon Coolpix 5000, FC-E8 fisheye, Manfrotto MN 302 Plus VR head, PTGui, CubicConverter, Photoshop
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