Scalloway Castle

Scalloway Castle
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Castle Facts:

Location: Mainland, Shetland, Scotland.
Built: 1600.
Condition: Ruin.
Ownership / Access: Historic Scotland.
Opening times: Check their website for more info.
Price of admission: Check their website for more info.
Notes: Scalloway Castle is a tower house in Scalloway, on the Mainland of Shetland, off the north coast of Scotland. The tower was built in 1600 by Patrick Stewart, 2nd Earl of Orkney, during his brief period as effective ruler of Shetland. Scalloway Castle is built on an L-plan, with a main tower of 18 by 10 metres (59 by 33 ft), and a wing to the south-west of 8 metres (26 ft) square. The roofless castle is of four storeys, with an additional garret over the main tower. The ground level is tunnel-vaulted, containing kitchens, stores and a well. A straight staircase leads up to the hall on the first floor, with spiral stairs leading to upper storeys. Around the third floor are bartizans (corner towers) projected on decorative corbelling. There is an inscription above the door, illegible today but recorded in the 18th century as "Patrick Stewart, Earl of Orkney and Shetland. James V King of Scots. That house whose foundation is on a rock shall stand but if on sand shall fall..." The castle is a scheduled monument, and a category A listed building.

How To Get To Scalloway Castle (Map):

Scalloway Castle Links:

Scalloway Castle On Wikipedia
Scalloway Castle � site information from Historic Scotland



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