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Blair Castle (Perthshire, Scotland) 4-lot set (Full Highland Scotland Set)

by King Candy Posted 28th Jan 2014 at 1:47 PM - Updated 29th Jan 2014 at 1:59 PM by King Candy
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As I am moving to Scotland this week for at least six months, and my girlfriend is staying in the Netherlands, I decided to make her favourite Castle in the Sims - so this one is dedicated to Sophie, my girlfriend!

Blair Castle is undoubtedly one of Scotland's better-known stately homes. Located in Perthshire near the village of Blair Atholl / Pitlochry, it is the home of the Dukes of Atholl and Clan Murray. Although the original castle dates from the 13th century, significant alterations were made in the 18th and 19th centuries to turn it into the home it is now. In addition, the Castle is the base of the Atholl Highlanders, the only remaining private army in Europe. The Castle is currently a museum, owned by the Blair Estates Trust and is open to the public from spring through summer and autumn.

The Castle was originally built as a simple tower house, and was subsequently expanded significantly. During the last Jacobite Rising (mid-18th century) the castle was besieged for the final time and after this the house was converted into a Georgian manor. After Queen Victoria's stay at the castle, the castle was extensively remodelled into a Scots Barional Style mansion. Although much of the current castle is therefore 19th century, the oldest parts of the castle such as the Cumming's Tower still remain.



The Castle itself features a large number of rooms with antiques and Atholl heirlooms on display, taking the visitor through the turbulent history of Scotland, the Clan Murray and the Atholl family. For more information, please see the links at the bottom.

This reproduction, almost identical to the original castle, is comprised of four parts and as such constitutes a set. The set in this upload includes:

1. The Main Building
2. The Outbuildings
3. The Main Gate
4. The West Gate

The Castle also features an extensive garden in reality, which is not included but may be released separately in the future. Of course, all the buildings can also be used separately and adjusted in whatever way you want - if you're just looking for a small cottage or a cute tower house, why not download the Main or West Gate and quickly delete the gates / fences?

All exteriors are as close to the original as was possible. All interiors are my personal imagination (except for the Main Building, the accessible rooms of which are 100% authentic), and combine the late 19th / early 20th century style of the rooms in the Main Building with modern luxuries such as tv and laptops.

For more pictures of each lot, please check the general pictures above.
The buildings were made in riverview in these locations:


Main Building


Outbuildings


Main Gate


West Gate


In order to use all of these lots, there are a few items that you require from the store, as well as some CC (however, only the CC is a requirement for the lot to look good, the other items can be replaced by non-store items).

Store items:

Edwardian Expression Kitchen Set: http://store.thesims3.com/setsProdu...=OFB-SIM3:45921
Full Interior Castle Set (used Tapestry, Chandelier, Chest and Decorative Shield): http://gb.store.thesims3.com/setsPr...=OFB-SIM3:17868
The Complete Castle by Castle Kits Inc. (used cellar door and wall top pieces / corners): http://gb.store.thesims3.com/setsPr...=OFB-SIM3:18830
Buccaneer's Bounty Set (used cannon only): http://store.thesims3.com/setsProdu...=OFB-SIM3:23566

I wish you all a lot of fun playing with this set, which I have put countless hours into! Feel free to adjust and please send me screenshots of you playing, as I'd be happy to see how you use it.

If you have any questions, remarks or bug reports, let me know.

All the best
Daniel

further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blair_Castle
https://archive.org/details/blaircastleillus00athouoft

Lot Size: 64x64
Lot Price: 958,297 + 184,859 +

Custom Content Included:
- Dutch Gable (small) by Mutske at TheSimsResource
- Dutch Gable (medium) by Mutske at TheSimsResource
- Dutch Gable (Large) by Mutske at TheSimsResource
- Small Dormer by Mutske at TheSimsResource
- Dutch Large Clock by Mutske at TheSimsResource

Additional Credits:
Mutske for her excellent CC.
Blair Castle for its assistance through pictures
Various google pictures / Google Maps



Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
BC Main Gate.rar

Size: 4.24 MB · Downloads: 831 · 28th Jan 2014
4.24 MB 831 28th Jan 2014
BC WEST Gate.rar

Size: 3.22 MB · Downloads: 840 · 28th Jan 2014
3.22 MB 840 28th Jan 2014
BC Outbuildings.rar

Size: 3.86 MB · Downloads: 862 · 28th Jan 2014
3.86 MB 862 28th Jan 2014
BC MainBuilding.rar

Size: 6.40 MB · Downloads: 1,002 · 28th Jan 2014
6.40 MB 1,002 28th Jan 2014

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Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
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Tags: #Scotland, #Castle, #Blair, #Sword, #Knight, #Shield, #Duke, #England, #Highlands, #Kilt, #Clan, #Nobility