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Clackmannan Tower

Door open days


Clackmannan Tower dates from c1360 and was built by the Bruce family. In the 15th century the building was raised to tower height and the taller south wing was constructed. A new mansion was built to the west of the tower in the late 16th century and in the 17th century further changes were made to the tower. Lady Catherine Bruce, the last of the family, lived in the mansion until her death in 1791.

The tower has been in the guardianship of the State since the 1950s and is managed on its behalf by Historic Environment Scotland, which has undertaken extensive repairs. Further improvements have been carried out as part of the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative (IFLI).



Key Information

Building Date: 14-15C, with later alterations

Where to find us

  • Kirk Wynd
  • Clackmannan
  • FK10 4JG