Perth Castle plaques on North Inch flood gate

There is a plaque on the right-hand side of the flood defence gate entrance to the Memorial Garden, which quite clearly shows a motte and bailey castle close by the river. Judging by this depiction the “motte” or mound on which the castle is built does look vulnerable to flooding from the close by river.


Perth Castle plaque on North Port

Despite a plaque in North Port giving the date of the destruction of the Castle by flooding as 1210 AD, the 1911 edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica states that the castle was still in existence during the Wars of Independence in the 14th century. In the encyclopaedia  Bruce is stated to have attempted to destroy the castle to prevent its use by English armies.

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