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Maiden Castle Kennoway
NO 349-015 Fife Scotland

Maiden Castle Maiden Castle is a large 12th century circular flat topped motte, founded by Merleswain, son of Colbain. Standing on a natural ridge, the knoll is crowned with traces of undated masonry and a shallow central depression. The west and south slopes have indications of slight terracing and on the south-east where the ridge is reduced and three ditches give defence, is the probable approach. Described as once being surrounded by seven ramparts and ditches, the site is traditionally associated with Macduff, Thane of Fife. 3 miles south at East Wemyss is MacDuff's Castle and 3 miles north-east at Leven is Aithernie Castle.


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Maiden Castle is located south of Kennoway, off Sandy Brae. 9 miles north-east of Kirkcaldy, on the A915.

The site is visible from the dismantled railway line.

Car parking is by the side of the road.


Maiden Castle pictures and large castle map
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