Tour Scotland Photograph Topiary Earlshall Castle

Tour Scotland travel Blog photograph of Topiary in the gardens of Earlshall Castle by Leuchars near St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. The castle was built by Sir William Bruce, a survivor of the Battle of Flodden, in 1546. One member of the family died at the battle of Worcester in england in 1651. Another, Sir Andrew, gained himself the name “ Bloody Bruce ” by hacking off the hands and head of Covenanter Richard Cameron after defeating him at the battle of Airds Moss during the Killing Time. The castle became abandoned and ruinous, until it was restored by Sir Robert Lorimer in 1892, for R W R Mackenzie, a bleacher from Perth, Perthshire. It has passed through several hands since, and is still occupied. History Blog post of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to travel and visit one day.

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