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Girnigoe Sinclair Castle

By 16th November 2021 No Comments

Girnigoe Sinclair Castle has many interesting features. There is a secret chamber in the roof above the kitchen.

There are also some gruesome stories. In the 16th Century George Sinclair imprisoned his son in Castle Girnigoe, on suspicion of rebelling against his rule. After seven years his father fed him a diet of salted beef, with nothing to drink. He eventually died insane from thirst. (From Wikipedia)

Photo Courtesy McKarri

Animation Courtesy Andrew Spratt

Chris Bonfiglioli

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