Fernie Castle, Fife
Cupar Road, A92
Fernie Castle comprises a tall 16th century L-plan tower, unusually developed, to which considerable additions have been made in and since the late 17th century. Today it is a lavish hotel set in beautiful grounds.
~ History ~
1353 ~ Duncan, the 13th Earl of Fife, is recorded as holding a castle at Fernie.
1527 ~ Andrew Fernie obtains a charter erecting Fernie into a free barony and he confers the life-rent on his wife, Barbara Logane.
1551 ~ Their son succeeds to his father's titles and estates.
1582 ~ William Fernie of Foxtoun purchases the castle.
1715 ~ The castle is forfeit to the Crown due to its Lairds involvement in the Jacobite uprising.
1720 ~ The family finally recover their castle from the Crown.