When you think of #castles , what might first spring to mind is imposing fortified structures, but if Burleigh Castle demonstrates anything, it is that small is also beautiful!
It is believed that this three-storey stone castle was first constructed in the late 1400s/early 1500s but it is possible that the land was inhabited prior to this. Burleigh Castle was the seat of the Balfours of Burleigh for over 250 years throughout which it was developed and expanded upon. After which, the Balfours lost both the castle and the land in 1716 due to their involvement in the failed #Jacobite rising of 1715.
As you will most likely agree, the tower is delightful with its corbelled top floor – an eye-catching architectural Jacobean feature where the oversailing rectangular top floor sits on a supporting structure. What are your thoughts? Do you like smaller castles like this one or prefer much larger structures? Comment below to let us know.