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|The Upper Floors||The Lord's Hall||The Courtyard|
|Adjacent to the north tower above the gate, is the north range
in which can be found the more public Great Hall. For security reasons, this
hall did not communicate with the Lord's private Hall on the same level. It is
there that banquets were held in honour of the Lord's guests, and where also
business was conducted. The Great Hall possesses a magnificent hammer beam
ceiling similar to those of Stirling and Edinburgh
Castles. The High Table where the Albyns sat would have been positioned from
wall to wall at the back of the room (see left picture).
A narrow staircase provided access to the storage rooms below on ground level, and this is the way through which dishes would be brought up to the guests.
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