Duffus Castle was built in 1140 AD and is the best-preserved example of a 12th-century moat-and-bailey style structure.
Duffus Castle, near Elgin, Moray, Scotland, was a motte-and-bailey castle and was in use from c. 1140 to 1705. During its occupation it underwent many alterations. The most fundamental was the destruction of the original wooden structure and its replacement with one of stone.
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Duffus Castle is free to visit and open year round.
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Open to the public