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Parish Church, Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria

Dalton-in-Furness in the county of Cumbria

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Mudeford a Seaside Town in the county of Dorset

Pictures of Findlater Castle

a Castle in the town of Sandend, in the county of Aberdeenshire

About Findlater Castle

Visitors to this impressive ruin get a little "extra" thrown in - en route they pass an old conical dovecot at the centre of a field, just past here the track drops steeply towards the romantic ruins of Findlater, which was the stronghold of the Ogilvy's in the 15th century.

What is left of the castle girdles a 150 ft cliff, the views of a lonely, seemingly endless ocean, make the trek to the castle well worth while. The castle was besieged by Mary, Queen of Scots during the Gordon rebellion of 1562, but by the 17th century it had been abandoned, and left to the elements, who showing little mercy have allowed nature to gnaw away at the castle, leaving behind the three story ruin we see today. Interestingly, some of the old castle rooms are easily identifiable.

The castle is on one of the most beautiful stretches of unspoilt coast in Northern Scotland, beneath it there are picturesque stretches of coast leading to a sandy bay and the quaint village of Sandend.

A short distance to the west of Findlater, is the isolated crescent of Sunnyside Beach, one of the finest small beaches on the Moray Firth, this lies sheltered between the castle and Logie Head which itself offers dramatic coastal views.

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