Aberdeenshire HER - NK13NW0001 - NEW SLAINS CASTLE

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NameNEW SLAINS CASTLE
NRHE Card No.NK13NW1
NRHE Numlink 21149
HES SM No.
HES LB No. 52471
Site Form Standing Structure
Site Condition Incomplete
Details The remains of New Slains Castle, originally named as Bowness, sit on top of a high cliff to the east of Port Erroll. It originated as a tower and court, built in the late 16th - early 17th century by the ninth Earl of Errol after James VI had destroyed his old castle at Collieston. It was subsequently added to in the 18th century, and enlarged and virtually rebuilt in 1836-7, although the base of the tower survives on the south. The tower measures 4.8m by 2.5m within a wall 1.2m thick. The walling is probably original to the first floor level but with alterations. The whole building is now a two-storeyed roofless shell. To the north, south and west can be seen various banks and parterres where gardens, designed by Thomas Mawson, once stood. The castle is said to have been the inspiration for Bram Stoker's 'Dracula'.
Last Update27/06/2019
Updated Bycpalmer
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Easting: 410185.232950685, Northing: 836185.196371259

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Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
CASTLES REMAINS OFA100
TOWERS REMAINS OFB100
GARDENS SITE OFC100