The Castles of Scotland by Martin Coventry | Goblinshead | A comprehensive guide to 4,100 castles, towers, historic houses, stately homes and family lands
The Castles of Scotland by Martin Coventry | Goblinshead | A comprehensive guide to 4,100 castles, towers, historic houses, stately homes and family lands
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Malcolm’s Tower

Fife: In Dunfermline, not far west of the Abbey church, in Dunfermline [Pittencrieff] Park, on minor road south of A994.

 

Ruin or site   NT 088873   OS: 65   KY12 8QH

 

OPEN: Pittencrieff Park open all year.

Malcolm's Tower (© Martin Coventry)

Malcolm’s Tower was a large 14th-century tower, which had walls as much as 10 -foot thick, of which only the base remains, although there may have been a stronghold here from the 11th century. The castle gets its name from Malcolm Canmore, king of Scots.
  One tale is that the tower was where Malcolm Canmore and Margaret, later made a saint, were married in 1068 – Margaret founded the great abbey of Dunfermline. It was at the tower that Maud, later wife of Henry I of England, was born.
  The remains are in Pittencrieff Park, and Dunfermline Palace and Abbey [NT 089872], Abbot House [NT 089875] and Pittencrieff House [NT 087873] are all close by.

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