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Tour of Buchanan Castle

Spooky castle

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Tour of Buchanan Castle
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The castle that many hear about for the first time is located in Scotland near the village of Drymen. Its history dates back to the early 13th century. The original castle burned down in 1852, but the Buchanan family did not give up and had a new castle built on its ashes, which we already know today. This family lived in the castle until 1925. During World War II, it was converted into a Hospital, where Rudolf Hess, who is considered by some historians to be the right hand of Adolf Hitler, was also treated. After the roof was removed in 1954, the castle began to collapse.

Buchanan Castle

Spooky castle

The castle that many hear about for the first time is located in Scotland near the village of Drymen. Its history dates back to the early 13th century. The original castle burned down in 1852, but the Buchanan family did not give up and had a new castle built on its ashes, which we already know today. This family lived in the castle until 1925. During World War II, it was converted into a Hospital, where Rudolf Hess, who is considered by some historians to be the right hand of Adolf Hitler, was also treated. It happened in 1941. After the war, a military school was built here. After the roof was removed in 1954, when it happened to pay taxes, so that the building could be exempted from taxes, and the castle began to crumble and overgrow. This creates a breathtaking environment that can be scary for some. On the walls you can see the original paneling and for those who are not afraid, it is possible to find still decorated fireplaces. The place is fenced and you can only get here through a hole in the fence.

Buchanan

Arrival to the castle. The castle is already overgrown with ivy, bushes and trees.

Buchanan
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Buchanan

The remains of the roof can be seen on one of the turrets. The castle looks scary from the view.

Buchanan
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Ruin

Other parts of the castle are ruined and often used by locals to build their own houses.

Ruin
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Lurking through a hole in the fence

View from the place where you can walk to the castle

Lurking through a hole in the fence
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The place is deserted

There is a ban on entry. The place is becoming more and more desolate, this can be seen also thanks to the sunken ceilings, where fallen beams can be seen.

The place is deserted
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Inside

Here you can see the ruin of the castle. But at the same time you can still see the original paneling.

Inside
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Beams
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Beams

Look upstairs and see the rotting original beams.

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