Duffus Castle, near Elgin, Moray, Scotland, was a motte-and-bailey castle and was in use from c.1140 to 1705. During its occupation it underwent many alterations. The most fundamental was the destruction of the original wooden structure and its replacement with one of stone. At the time of its establishment, it was one of the most secure fortifications in Scotland. At the death of the 2nd Lord Duffus in 1705, the castle had become totally unsuitable as a dwelling and so was abandoned.Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Duffus Castle by using our Elgin online tour itinerary planner.
Duffus Castle Reviews
Stand in the middle of this fallen castle, close your eyes, imagine it rebuilt and you are standing in Winterfell. Stark (!) buildings against a stark grey sky. There is a certain awe to this... more »
Amazing castle, love it! Defiantly recommend going here, such a nice view! Will be going back some time soon more »
Loved this slightly squint castle it has lots of personality. The castle wasn’t very big so it didn’t take long to walk round, but if you go down and walk round beside the reeds your likely to get a different view but also come face to face with Sedge Warblers who nest in the reeds.
Beautiful castle in a remote place. Well worth a visit, not much people here. Small parking place just nearby.
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