Sanquhar Castle



Sanquhar Castle dates from around the 11th century and played a significant part in Scotland,s history, It was the scene of bloody conflict during the Wars of Independence. One of its towers is named after William Wallace who once relieved the castle. In the 17th century, Sanquhar Castle became the family seat of Sir William Douglas, Earl of Queensberry, until Drumlanrig Castle was built. Stones from the castle were then removed and used in the construction of Sanquhar Tolbooth. Today, the castle is a romantic ruin.


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