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Old Slains Castle, Aberdeenshire

Seat of Hay, Earl of Erroll.

Old Slains Castle is on the coast between Collieston and Cruden Bay, Aberdeenshire.

Old Slains Castle was seat of the rebel Francis Hay, 9th Earl of Erroll and was destroyed in 1594.
It was replaced by New Slains Castle some distance to the N.
A ruin of the SE corner of Old Slains Castle survives.

Location of Old Slains Castle.
See also satellite view (with offshore photos).

"Slanes Castle" on Roy Military Survey of Scotland, 1747-55.

The ruin of Old Slains Castle and the hamlet of "Old Castle" on OS map 1867.

Old Slains Castle.
Photo 1911. From BBC.

Old Slains Castle.
Photo 2010 by John Murray. From BBC.

Old Slains Castle from the sea.
Photo 2009. From here.

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