Threave Castle, Dumfries and Galloway.
It’s said that Threave Island was the home of the ancient rulers of Galloway 1,000 years ago. Today there is no trace of their fortress.
Sir Archibald Douglas built the tall, forbidding tower that now dominates the island in 1369. He had recently become Lord of Galloway, but is better known as Archibald the Grim. By the time he died at Threave in 1400, he had become the 3rd Earl of Douglas, and was one of the most powerful magnates in southern Scotland.
When James II took steps to overthrow the Black Douglases half a century later, Threave staged the final act in the drama. After a two-month siege, the island fortress reverted to the Crown and from then on played a relatively minor part in Scotland’s history.
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Love how you have to get the boat across
Amazing Shot 👍💓
Thank you for sharing the story 😊