Arnot Tower

Arnot Tower, Fife


4 miles North of Cardenden


B road off A911



Arnot Tower is ruined 16th century tower house, located within the grounds of Glenrothes Bed and Breakfast, surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens.

~ History ~

1250 ~ The Arnot family are recorded as holding the lands and are strong supporters of Robert the Bruce.

1296 ~ David Arnot is one of 2000 Scottish nobles required to swear allegiance to King Edward I of England.

1400's ~ The first castle is built at Arnot.

1507 ~ A strong stone tower is built within existing earth and timber fortifactions

1513 ~ Robert Arnot is killed at the Battle of Flodden.

1629 ~ Sir Michael Arnot is created a Baronet by King Charles I.

1705 ~ The tower is abandoned by the Arnot family and sold to the Bruces because of mounting debts.