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Duplin Castle, the Earl of Kinnoul's principal seat stands on the rising ground and is on all
sides surrounded with the oldest and the finest of those trees. The rich and beautifully variegated
prospect which it commands, and the great extent of the adjacent plantations and pleasure grounds
give it a manifest and an acknowledged superiority to far the greatest part of the seats of our
Scottish nobility. The house is a very good one. Not the tower only as Pennant says but all the
south part of the house being the full half of it, is evidently part of the old castle. The North front
and two wings were built by the present Earl's great grandfather, in the years 1688, 1689, and 1690
This front has an elegant appearance. &c.
Old Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account]

Dupplin Castle. The castle mentioned in the last Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] was burned to the ground
by accident on the 11th of September 1827 and in the course of 5 years afterwards, a new and
very handsome edifice was erected on the same site by the present Thomas Robert
Drummond Hay Earl of Kinnoull, under the auspices of Mr. Burn of Edinburgh after the
Elizabethan style of architecture, at a sum exceeding £30,000. The greater part of the valuable
library and paintings were fortunately preserved from the conflagration though some va-
luable manuscripts of historical interest were unfortunately destroyed
New Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account]

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