Arnot Tower

Arnot Tower, Fife

Location

4 miles North of Cardenden

Road

B road off A911

SatNav

KY6 3JG

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.