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Dunrobin Castle

Dunrobin Castle

Dunrobin Castle, is said to be the oldest inhabited mansion now existing in Britain. It is situated on a high natural terrace, overlooking the sea, with a large sloping garden in front, enriched with verdant masses of fruit and forest trees, and a toagnificent park in the background. But the noblest feature in the landscape is undoubtedly the sea, which harmonizes well with the Castle, whose antique towers soar with feudal pomp and sternness over the subject waves. On the platform near the gate, a few pieces of ordnance, " like retired veterans," still do duty so far as appearances go, but moat and portcullis are gone. To the ancient building, erected in the thirteenth century, considerable additions have been lately made; and, happily for the picturesque, they are in strict keeping with the original. The interior of the Castle has been kept as much as possible in its primitive simplicity.

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