three miles north of Pittenweem in the East Neuk of Fife,
Kellie Castle largely dates from the 16th and early 17th centuries.
in charter of David I c.1150, Kellie was owned by the Oliphant
family from 1360 to 1613 when it was purchased by Sir Thomas
Erskine a childhood friend of James VI who created him Earl
of Kellie. Restored by the Lorimer family who bought the castle
in the 19th century, the building contains magnificent plaster
ceilings, painted panelling and furniture designed by Sir Robert
Lorimer. The castle and its organic walled-garden were acquired
by the National Trust for Scotland in 1970.
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