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Buchanan Castle

Following on from our wander up there on the 2nd sept, a wee overview into the place along wioth some past and present pictures.

Quote:
The Buchanan castle was built by the 4th duke of Montrose after the Buchanan House was destroyed by fire in 1852. The duke comissioned William Burn to design a new home on higher ground. The castle was completed in 1855. After the death of the 5th Duke of Montrose in 1925, the Castle was sold to the Grahams. It was used as a hotel for a short time in the 1930s and was used as a military hospital during the second world war. It's best known patient was Rudolph Hess who was treated for injuries sustained while parachuting into Scotland. The roof was removed in 1955 to avoid paying tax on the property and the castle quickly deteriorated into the state shown in these pictures. (This was a real shame as the tax law was in effect for only a short time.) Today it is a condemned building with trees growing out of it and posted warnings to keep well back from the walls. (It should be noted that no Buchanans ever lived in the castle!)


1990



1997




Taken from http://www15.pair.com/buchanan/clancast.htm



Now for my pictures.....



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>>My Full Set Here<<
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Flickr set here.


James H
Stuball

Stuball

Set viewable here
Stuball

Circa 1890

iiisecondcreep

Fast Eddie and I visited Buchanan Castle over Christmas, I'd never heard of it before, nor it seems have many other people, mind you its not exactly advertised or even signposted! Absolutely beautiful building, hoping to go back soon for a proper visit.
Stuball

Theres a break in the barbed wire round the right hand side but caution advised.... dont climbed the stairs to the upper floors and watch for holes in the floor
Stuball

Stuball wrote:
Circa 1890



2009




Not much has changed
Mumsie

What a fantastic looking place.  I wish I had the money to buy it and do it all up.
27stowst

Whit a terrible waste!
27stowst

I'm sorry to be dense but where is the castle??
Stuball

Drymen
27stowst

Stuball wrote:
Drymen
Thank ye muchly.
iiisecondcreep

Must go back there for a proper look around soon!

Pic I took in December
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wee minx

Thats a lovely shot iii  
Stuball

I never noticed just how far over that tower is leaning now



I compared it with previous pictures from other people and it is leaning further now
Stuball


Buchanan Castle by stuballscramble, on Flickr


Buchanan Castle by stuballscramble, on Flickr


Buchanan Castle by stuballscramble, on Flickr


Buchanan Castle by stuballscramble, on Flickr
Stuball


Buchanan Castle by stuballscramble, on Flickr


Buchanan Castle by stuballscramble, on Flickr


Buchanan Castle by stuballscramble, on Flickr


Buchanan Castle by stuballscramble, on Flickr
Stuball


Buchanan Castle by stuballscramble, on Flickr


Buchanan Castle by stuballscramble, on Flickr


Buchanan Castle by stuballscramble, on Flickr


Buchanan Castle by stuballscramble, on Flickr
Stuball


Buchanan Castle by stuballscramble, on Flickr


Buchanan Castle by stuballscramble, on Flickr


Buchanan Castle by stuballscramble, on Flickr


Buchanan Castle by stuballscramble, on Flickr
Stuball


Buchanan Castle by stuballscramble, on Flickr


Buchanan Castle by stuballscramble, on Flickr


Buchanan Castle by stuballscramble, on Flickr


Buchanan Castle by stuballscramble, on Flickr
Mugginz

OMG!!!    Been there there for a winch loadsa times way back in the day. We used to go  swimming in the Abie,  in the good summers an' all!    Aah happy times!  
Big Rory

Mugginz wrote:
OMG!!!    Been there there for a winch loadsa times way back in the day. We used to go  swimming in the Abie,  in the good summers an' all!    Aah happy times!  


Winchin?  

happy times indeed  
Doog Doog

Nice ones,Stu.
That fireplace would look smashing in my hoose.....
...pity I've got central heating.
cybers

Big Rory wrote:
Mugginz wrote:
OMG!!!    Been there there for a winch loadsa times way back in the day. We used to go  swimming in the Abie,  in the good summers an' all!    Aah happy times!  


Winchin?  

happy times indeed  


So wit wiz the castle like when it hud a roof ?  
Mugginz

That's no nice Cybers
paulsplace

wow, what a nice building

can someone tell me where this is as id love to go and take some snaps!!

really loving this website!!

thanks

paul
Stuball

You'll find the information you need by googling it. Most here would be a bit hesitant about giving directions as the place is pretty dangerous
paulsplace

what makes this place dangerous?

is it the people that may hang about this place, or the fact that its in ruins?

thanks

paul
cybers

Wall collapse without notice ... brickwork is loose and constantly shifts and as such most of us now give this place a wide berth as it is now too dangerous.
paulsplace

seriously??

it cant be that dangerous to if all your doing is standing at a distance to take photos?
cybers

Feel free then ... if distance is what you want to do. We can't hold your hand or make you listen to the offered information we have advised against it for your protection nothing more all information is available through google.
paulsplace

whats gotten into you tonight cybers???

jeez!!

i shall take your advice
cybers

Erm.... Seasoned members point you the "New Guy" in the right direction and you choose to ignore it, if thats too much for you ???

Earlier in the thread Stu noted that the tower is leaning in on itself with photographic proof of this and you ask me what's gotten into me ?
Safety should never take second place to a photograph otherwise we might all be asking whats gotten on top of you ?
Beano

Welcome Paulsplace, as cybers said the castle is now dangerous and has 6ft barbed wire fence mate.

Stuball

Seen a few ripped nuts on that fence :p
Psychophobe

Fascinating photos Stu, and all.
katimac

Buchanan Castle

We took a trip out to Buchanan Castle on Friday, I knew it was big but was astounded by how vast it actually is.  The roof was removed after the war to avoid paying roof tax, otherwise it would be in much better condition.  It's such a shame because it's such an impressive building.. my pictures don't do it justice.  


Buchanan Castle by Msbluecat, on Flickr


Buchanan Castle by Msbluecat, on Flickr


Buchanan Castle by Msbluecat, on Flickr


Buchanan Castle by Msbluecat, on Flickr


Buchanan Castle by Msbluecat, on Flickr


Buchanan Castle by Msbluecat, on Flickr
katimac


Buchanan Castle by Msbluecat, on Flickr


Buchanan Castle by Msbluecat, on Flickr


Buchanan Castle by Msbluecat, on Flickr


Buchanan Castle by Msbluecat, on Flickr


Buchanan Castle by Msbluecat, on Flickr


Buchanan Castle by Msbluecat, on Flickr
katimac


Buchanan Castle by Msbluecat, on Flickr


Buchanan Castle by Msbluecat, on Flickr


Buchanan Castle by Msbluecat, on Flickr


Buchanan Castle by Msbluecat, on Flickr


Buchanan Castle by Msbluecat, on Flickr


Buchanan Castle by Msbluecat, on Flickr
katimac


Buchanan Castle by Msbluecat, on Flickr


Buchanan Castle by Msbluecat, on Flickr


Buchanan Castle by Msbluecat, on Flickr


Buchanan Castle by Msbluecat, on Flickr


Buchanan Castle by Msbluecat, on Flickr
Stuball

Threads merged
katimac

Doh.. did a search as well before posting  

Thanks Stu
Alex Glass

Great set of photos Kat

Looks like it is a place well worth a vist.

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