Foreign News: Castle by the Week

"The great houses," mourned Gloomy Dean W. R. Inge of St. Paul's some years ago, "will never again be lived in by their owners. Like the ruined castles and the abbeys . . . they will be the tombs of a social order which has passed away forever."

One of Britain's great houses is vast and dour Buchanan Castle, near Drymen (rhymes with women), Stirlingshire. Back in 1935 James Graham, Sixth Duke of Montrose, decided that Buchanan cost too much to live in. He had already sold the mountain—famed Ben Lomond—that stood in the castle's backyard. He built himself and his Duchess...

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