Castles monuments in Northern Highlands
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Castles & Ancient Monuments in Northern Highlands

Heritage sites also including Battlefield sites, Historic Landmarks & Roman Forts in Northern Highlands...

Northern Highlands Ancient Monuments, Castles, Roman Forts, Battlefield Sites, etc

blank tabCAWDOR CASTLEStately Homes & Gardens
Nairn, Scotland, IV12 5RD
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The central tower of the castle, set amongst beautiful Highland scenery, is a 14th century keep. 17th century wings have been added. Cawdor is the title promised by Shakespeare's witches to Macbeth, and legend makes the castle the place where Duncan was murdered. Massive walls and drawbridge. Original great hall is now the drawing room. Many fine tapestries including 17th century ones depicting the life of Noah.

17th century four poster bed has original velvet hangings. Stunning stone fireplaces and antique furniture. Country park.
Tel: 01667 404401    Fax: 01667 404674
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Callanish Standing Stones

On the Isle of Lewis and Harris, off the A858

Group of stones forming a circle-one of several in the area that date from the late Stone Age and early Bronze Age, over 4000 years old. Central burial chamber of Neolithic age. Highland and Islands.

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Captain Fraser's Folly

On the A87, at Uig on the Isle of Skye

Owned by the Uig Hotel and built in 1870, this little tower has arched windows and arrowslits.

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Castle Lodge

A9, Thurso, Highlands

Built in 1875 in Gothic Revival style. This folly is an ornate building with a square block, tower and turrets.

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Eilean Donan

Dornie, by Kyle, IV40 8DX
Tel: 01599 555202    Fax: 01599 555262

Spectacularly sited castle on an island (connected by a causeway to the mainland) at the head of Loch Duich. Parking on mainland, short walk over causeway to the castle. The castle was involved in many raids and sieges, reduced to rubble and authentically reconstructed to its medieval state in the mid 1900's. Two of the rooms are open to the public. The billeting room has 14-foot thick walls and a barrel vaulted ceiling. The banqueting hall has fine Sheraton and Chippendale furniture.

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Gates of Negapatam

At Evanton, off the A9, on the B817

Built in 1790. Three battlemented arches with ruined pillars. Best seen from a distance, as it is a 40-minute climb to the folly.

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Grey Cairns of Camster

A9 Five miles (8km) North of Lybster by narrow road with passing places

Round Cairn has 20 ft (6.1km) long entrance passage (crawl on hands and knees) and chamber. Larger second cairn is 200 (61km) ft long and 65 ft (20km) wide. Both date from Neolithic period (4400-2000BC).

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Hill o' Many Stanes

Off the A9 south of Wick

22 rows of small Bronze Age stones in a fan shape.

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Inverlochy Castle

On the A82, 2 miles (3km) northeast of Fort William, Highlands
Tel: 0131 668 8600

Historic Scotland. One of Scotland's earliest stone castles-13th century-in the form of a square with round towers at the corners.

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Urquhart Castle

On the A82, on Loch Ness, near Drumnadrochit, Highlands
Tel: 01456 450 551     E-mail:

Historic Scotland. Dramatically sited on the edge of the loch. Dates from 16th century, includes tower.

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