Elgin Castle

Elgin, United Kingdom

Elgin Castle

Elgin Castle was a 12th-century castle built near Elgin, Moray, Scotland.

Elgin was created a royal burgh by King David I of Scotland in 1136. The castle, once a royal castle, was built as a motte and bailey castle. King Edward I of England captured the castle and stayed at the castle during 1296 and in 1303. It was destroyed by King Robert I of Scotland in 1308, after two previous unsuccessful attempts to capture the castle. The castle was never rebuilt and fell into ruins.

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