Peel Ring of Lumphanan

  • Lumphanan, Aberdeenshire



Explore the site of an early timber castle which featured briefly during the Wars of Independence with England. 

The Peel Ring of Lumphanan is an example of the earthworks associated with timber castles It is one of only a few to have been surrounded by a wet moat 

At this site Sir John de Melville, lord of Raith, submitted to Edward I of England in 1296. The castle was abandoned shortly afterwards. The foundations of a medieval residence built on the summit of the castle mound can still be seen.

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Open year-round.

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