Alloa Tower

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Dating from the 1300s, this fine medieval tower house is one of the largest, best designed and constructed of its type in Scotland. (Completed by 1497, with later alterations).

Of special interest are the original oak roof beams, medieval groin vaulting, a pit dungeon and the original internal well.

It was the home of the distinguished Erskine family, Earls of Mar, from the 15th century until c1800. By the late 17th century a mansion house and other buildings had been added. John, 6th Earl of Mar, made more changes, both modernising yet preserving the tower and mansion to complement an ambitious and extensive planned landscape around his home and stretching down to the River Forth.

www.nts.org.uk/Property/3/

Alloa Tower is part of the Clackmannanshire Tower Trail www.clacksweb.org.uk/visiting/towertrail/

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