Floors Castle, dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, seat of the dukes of Roxburgh, Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland. Photographic Print of Floors Castle from Robert Harding.
The largest inhabited castle in Scotland is home to the Duke
and Duchess of Roxburghe and their family. Wander through spectacular
State rooms filled with priceless European paintings, tapestries
The Castles of Scotland. The main function of the castle was defensive, to protect the laird and his family from their enemies, in as comfortable surroundings as possible; but the castle also served as the centre of administration of the laird's lands, where tenure, economy and trade were controlled. "The Castles of Scotland" is the most complete and comprehensive guide available to the nation's wealth of castles. This new edition is the culmination of 10 years' research, and covers more than 2700 castles as well as mansions and historic houses, all alphabetically organised, with detailed maps, visiting information, illustrations, and anecdotes of hauntings and family histories. This is the 'bible of Scottish castles', an absolute must for all castle enthusiasts and anyone interested in Scottish history. The Castles of Scotland.
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