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Wemyss Castle
NT 329-951 Fife Scotland

Wemyss Castle Wemyss Castle is a 15th century stone rectangular keep and courtyard fortress, founded by Sir John Wemyss. 'The Hall of the Wemyss' possibly incorporates or was built on the site of, the earlier fortification that was sacked by the English during the Wars of Independence. In the early 16th century, a vaulted entrance, a round south-east flanking tower and a large round eastern angle tower, were added when the walls of enclosure were rebuilt. A range of buildings and a large L-plan block of 1699, were also added to the courtyard, which was then completely filled with building in the 19th century. In 1930 most of the Victorian additions were demolished, exposing the 17th century façade of this complex mansion. Nearby is West Wemyss and 2 miles north-east at East Wemyss is MacDuff's Castle.


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Wemyss Castle is located north of West Wemyss, off Main Street. 5 miles north-east of Kirkcaldy, on the A955.

Wemyss Castle Gardens may be visited by prior appointment Monday to Friday May to July 12:00-5:00pm. The view of the castle from the beach is restricted.

There is a car park at West Wemyss.


Wemyss Castle pictures and large castle map
Wemyss Castle Picture 1Wemyss Castle Picture 2Castle Map of the Area

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