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The ruins of Rothesay Castle boast a long and close connection to the Stewart dynasty
About Rothesay Castle
The ruins of Rothesay Castle boast a long and close connection to the Stewart dynasty. Even though it dates back to the early 13th century the ruins are remarkably well preserved in spite of their age. Built by the Stewart family to defend against invading Norwegian fleets, it survived a three-day siege by King Haakon IV of Norway in 1230. It then became a royal residence and was later occupied by Robert the Bruce during the Wars of Scottish Independence. An adult ticket is £6 and a child’s ticket £3.50.
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