#73 Castle Levan
Gourock, Scotland
This is NOT an official Lego site

Levan Castle sits near the banks of the river Clyde. It appears to be built in the typical 16th century Scottish L-plan, however, the present structure of Levan Castle started as a massive 15th century tower, built by the Morton family. At the beginning of the 16th century it was enlarged by abutting an additional tower. The castle was said to be haunted by The White Lady, the ghost of Marion Montgomery who was starved to death in the castle by her angry husband after she murdered the tenants during his absence. In the eighteenth century the castle began to fall into disrepair (see photos right and left).
The castle was purchased about 1980 by Lord Trevor Hayward and restored to its present state between 1984-7. It was the home of the Haywards, tall ship enthusiasts, and saw the rearing of their three sons. When I last was in contact with Lord Trevor in January 2000, prior to our trip to Scotland, Lady Janet was in the hospital for surgery. Young Douglas wanted to buy the Lego model below. The castle soon came up for sale - I feared due to the ill health or death of Lady Janet. The plans, elevations and sections below are from the architectural drawings prior to the restoration.

On a much happier note: my wife and I returned from our trip to Ireland last night [3 July 2003] to find an email relating that Castle Levan indeed sold more than 6 months ago to Lord and Lady Edlman. There are additional pictures of the castle on their website (see below) and the Laird's Bedroom is now available as a B&B accomodation beginning at 45 per night pps! The castle and surroundings are lovely - if you are interested, contact Lady Lydia Edlman of Levan.
Ground Floor Plan

First Floor Plan
Second Floor Plan
Battlement Plan
North Elevation
South Elevation
Cross-section View
South Cross-section

Photos of the Lego Model
Built Dec 1999
East Northeast View
East Southeast View
North Northeast View
Southwest View
Turret Closeup
In Progress #1
In Progress #2
In Progress #3

Build Your Own
East Elevation

Top Down
South Elevation

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