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Fast Castle

Fast Castle

Fast Castle is said to be the most extraordinarily placed castle in all of Scotland being built on a cliff stack some 100 feet above the North Sea and only accessible by a gangway following a descent from the adjoining cliff face. This was built in the 14th century and has had a stormy and violent history falling back and forth between the Lord Homes and the English and then under the ownership of Logan of Restalrig. Amongst the Royal visitors to the castle were Margaret Tudor on her way to marry King James in 1502 and Mary Stewart in 1566. The castle was well described by Sir Walter Scott in his novel the Bride of Lammermoor where the castle was known as Wolf's Crag and the home of the Master of Ravenswood. It was the meeting place of the Gowrie conspirators who plotted against James VI, and was written about as the keep of Wolf's Crag in Sir Walter Scott's novel The Bride of Lammermoor. The castle was destroyed in 1515 and rebuilt six years later; it had a drawbridge over a chasm 7.3m (24 feet) wide.

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