Airth, near Falkirk
Off A905 / B9124
Dunmore Tower is a small rectangular keep on the Dunmore Estate. It once stood four storeys tall and fifty-seven feet high, dating back to the early 14th century.
Access to the tower is a short walk from the main footpath of St Andrews Drive, around the Dunmore estate, through the trees. From here you can continue the walk to the fabulous ruins of Dunmore House and the famous 'Pineapple'
~ History ~
1510 ~ Sir John Elphinstone of Airth builds a tower on the estates recently acquired by his family through marriage.
1754 ~ The estate and tower are sold to William Murray, the 3rd Earl of Dunmore.
1820 ~ George Murray, the 5th Earl, builds Dunmore Park nearby as his residence and from this time the basement of the old tower is used as the family mausoleum.
The tower subsequently becomes ruinous, and the burial vault is vandalised in the early 1990s.