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HALF MOON BATTERY 1573-88

Built on the orders of the Regent Morton after the Lang Seige, The Half Moon battery is an impressive part of the castle's defenses, giving the cannons a wide angel of fire behind a tall, sloping unsurmountable walls.

in the foreground is the remains of a shattered towerhouse which was built for David II in 1368. Destroyed during the seige in 1573

 
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