Rent A Cottage In Scotland

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Tour Scotland Leslie House

Leslie House, Fife, Scotland. From 1660 to 1670 a magnificent mansion was built for the 7th Earl of Rothes, later the Duke of Rothes, originally known as The Palace of Leslie. Built in the style of Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, it was designed as a quadrangle and extended to eighty bedrooms, the Long Gallery was said to be three feet longer than the one at Holyrood. On Christmas Day 1763 a disastrous fire burned the house to the ground. Bad weather at the time prevented effective firefighting and many valuable items were destroyed. The present house, shown in the video, is the least damaged wing of the original Palace. Tour Fife.

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