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The Castle Turret
A feature at the castle built in 2009 is the turret in the walled garden, opened on 23rd April by Miss Anne Dunnet, Lord Lieutenant of Caithness.

The builders John Munro from Thurso built the Turret and were hampered by the worst winter in Scotland since 1962. It was not so much the snow but the very low temperatures that caused difficulties. It was designed by Lachie Stewart of ANTA and David Lawrie was the site architect.

The new turret



It is now possible to get a wonderful view over the hedges and you do get a bird's eye view of the walled garden and of course on a good day you can see The Old Man of Hoy very clearly with the telescope mounted on the Turret.

It is certainly a marvelous asset and is appreciated by children and adults alike.

 
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