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Castles of Scotland
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Explore five beautiful Scottish Castles on DVD celebrating the glorious history of scotland's most famous castles - Edinburgh, Stirling, Glamis, Culzean and Dunrobin Castle.
Edinburgh & Stirling Castles
Scotland's most imposing royal strongholds both stand on pedestals of rock formed by extinct volcanoes. Each is approached by rising ground formed of sediment deposited by glaciers that flowed past them during the ice ages. Between them they preserve in stone the record of many of the most dramatic events in the nation's past.
The Scots Baronial style of architecture evolved during the Middle Ages, and the castle of Glamis in Angus is perhaps its supreme masterpiece. Expanded over a period of centuries, and now preserved by its owners today so that even its ghosts have been happy to staY.
In the 18th century the chiefs of the ancient Kennedy and Campbell clans, both perhaps of British descent, built new castles for themselves in the Celtic west. The 9th Earl of Cassellis commissioned Robert Adam to transform his mansion on the cliffs of Culzean into one of the masterpieces of his genius.
At opposite ends of Scotland stand two ducal mansions of astonishing magnificence. Dunrobin was originally a mediaeval castle, transformed in the mid-19th century into what might be mistaken for a French chateau. (Pal)