Castle Bloody

Castle Bloody is not quite so spectacular to look at as the magnificent Balfour Castle, but would certainly pre-date it! To the untrained eye, it just looks like a pile of stones or corner post that’s been built at the end of a field! This chambered mound is all that can be seen from above, but we know that below the mound there is a depression with a flag stone covering evidence of what might have been an earth house, or perhaps more likely, a chambered cairn.  There’s little evidence that it might have been lived in, with no sign of an entrance passage, but suggestions that it’s more along the lines of Maeshowe and was perhaps used as a chambered tomb.