West Scotland Castles

West Scotland Castles | Amazing castles photo. Visit west Scotland and discover its castles. The development of the West Castles from bronze and iron age on the west hill forts through the Broch to fortified west Tower Houses took over 2000 years. In 1200 AD stone castles structures replaced wooden castles and heralded further evolution of the Tower House style. Many of the West Coast Castles were the fortified bases of the clan chiefs and situated on west island and peninsula on the west as sea travel was the main method of getting around. West castles like Tioram on loch Moidart on the west was the powerful base of the Lord of the Isles and Castles Duart on Mull as Dunvegan on Skye were other strong castles hold. The rise of powerful nobles perpetuated the development of baronial seats with central towers added to curtain wall castles in the west. Over the course of the 11th and 12th centuries two distinct categories of castles were built , the Royal castles and castles owned by feudal barons and knights who received land from the Crown in exchange for their military support. Great photos of West Scotland Castles.

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