Noltland Castle

Noltland Castle
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Castle Facts:

Location: Westray, Orkney Islands, Scotland.
Built: 16th century.
Condition: Ruin.
Ownership / Access: Historic Scotland.
Opening times: Check their website for more info.
Price of admission: Check their website for more info.
Notes: Noltland Castle is located near Pierowall on the island of Westray in the Orkney Islands of Scotland. It dates mainly to the later 16th century, although it was never fully completed. The castle is protected as a category A listed building, and as a scheduled monument. The castle is built in the Z-plan form, comprising a rectangular main block with towers at opposite corners. A courtyard was added to the south in the 17th century. The castle is notable for its defensive architecture, unusual for the period, including a large number of shot holes. The large staircase has been compared to the stair at Fyvie Castle in Aberdeenshire.

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Noltland Castle Links:

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

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