Balgonie Castle

Balgonie Castle

The British peninsula has a widespread practice of young lovers to pass a wedding among the noble atmosphere of an old castle or fortress. One of the favorite places for weddings throughout Scotland is definitely Balgonie Castle, who brings dignity and the romance of medieval times. In 1989 it was renovated and since then hundreds of wedding ceremonies have been conducted.

Balgonie Castle rises majestically on the south coast over the meandering River Leven in the Scottish Kingdom of Fife. Balgonie is located only 3.5 km east of Glenrothes. Until a long but fruitful repair, the castle panorama was dark and uninviting. After restoring the castle a large part of the castle was "reborn" in its original form from the 15th century, although some parts still lie in ruins.

The original fortress was built in the 14th century but for centuries had been repeatedly built and reinforced. What we see today of Balgonie is a result of construction works in the 16th and 17th century. The medieval Balgonie castle was built in the 14th century by Scottish nobleman Sir Thomas Sibbald of Balgonie.

His family was heir to the land of which on it appears one of the most beautiful medieval castles and towers. The castle was finally completed by the third Earl of Leven in 1702 who was also the first governor of the Bank of Scotland.

In the mid-19th century the castle Balgonie was in a very woeful condition and the owners decided to remove the roof to avoid paying taxes. By 1960 the tower suffered multiple vandalism while in 1971 it became the property of David Maxwell, who then took the decision to make a prolonged restoration of Balgonie.

Today the tower is open for public visits and is entered through the portal of which was built in the 15th century. As soon as you go through it you will end up in the guardhouse, which represents the prison. After that you will immediately enter the courtyard, around which are various buildings.

The Great Hall of Balgonie offers ideal conditions to celebrate weddings and other various celebrations such as private parties, banquets, etc.



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