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Historic Buildings of Inverness-shire, Scotland

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Historic Buildings of Inverness-shire

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The object of this project is to provide information about historic buildings in the county of Inverness-shire, with links to sub-projects for specific buildings as appropriate. GENi profiles of people associated with those establishments can be linked to this project and/or to individual projects where they have been set up.

Historic Buildings of Inverness-shire

... in alphabetical order

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Including Castles, Abbeys, Manor Houses, Mansions, Stately Homes, Country houses, Estate houses, Courts, Halls, Parks and other listed buildings of historic interest.


  • Abertarff
  • Achnacarry
  • Aldourie Castle
  • Ard an Eilein motte


  • Beaufort Castle
  • Borve Castle
  • Brochel Castle
  • Bunchrew


  • Caisteal Bheagram
  • Caisteal Maol
  • Caisteal Uisdein
  • Callart House
  • Casteltown
  • Castle Calvay
  • Castle Heather
  • Castle Mattoch
  • Castle Roy
  • Castle Spirital
  • Castle Stuart
  • Castle Tioram ❊ - 13th century, continuously modified according to fashion until abandonment in the 18th century One of the great Gàidhealtachd strongholds, formerly the administrative centre of Garmoran and the seat of the Clanranalds. On the east is a small, simple tower, said to have been built in about 1350 by Amy MacRuari, mother of Ranald, the progenitor of the Clanranalds. Sometime in the early 17th century, the building along the south side was converted into a "main house" possibly from around 1616, when Clanranald, along with other chiefs, entered into an agreement with James VI's government to build "civile and comelie houses for thair duellingis" and "make policie and planting about them". The south range was further remodelled, perhaps c.1668, when Donald, the 13th chief, wrote "I am doing what I can to repaire my old house of Castle Tyrholme" but "I am very scarce of deiles [deals] to it".. - connected profiles Ronald MacDonald
  • Castlehill
  • Cluny Castle
  • Coroghon Castle
  • Cromal Mount
  • Culloden House


  • Dalcross Castle
  • Daviot Castle
  • The Doune
  • Doune Of Rothiemurchus
  • Dùn Mhic Leòid
  • Dunachton Castle
  • Dundreggan motte
  • Dunscaith Castle
  • Duntulm Castle
  • Dunvegan Castle ❊ - seat of the MacLeod of MacLeod, chief of the Clan MacLeod. Dunvegan Castle is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and has been the stronghold of the chiefs of the clan for 800 years


  • Erchless Castle
  • Erchless motte


  • Halhill Castle
  • Holme motte


  • Inshes
  • Invergarry Castle
  • Inverlochy Castle
  • Inverness Castle


  • Keppoch Castle
  • Kilmaluag Castle
  • Kisimul Castle
  • Knock Castle


  • Leanachan motte
  • Loch An Eilein Castle
  • Lovat Castle


  • Macbeth’s Castle
  • Moniack Castle
  • Moy Castle
  • Muckrach Castle


  • Ormacleit Castle


  • Petriny motte
  • Petty motte


  • Ruthven Castle


  • Tom a’ Caisteal
  • Tom na Croiseige
  • Tom Pitlac
  • Tor Castle


  • Urquhart Castle ❊ - ruins dating from the 13th to the 16th centuries, though built on the site of an early medieval fortification. Founded in the 13th century, Urquhart played a role in the Wars of Scottish Independence in the 14th century. It was subsequently held as a royal castle, and was raided on several occasions by the MacDonald Earls of Ross. The castle was granted to the Clan Grant in 1509, though conflict with the MacDonalds continued. Despite a series of further raids the castle was strengthened, only to be largely abandoned by the middle of the 17th century. Urquhart was partially destroyed in 1692 to prevent its use by Jacobite forces, and subsequently decayed. In the 20th century it was placed in state care and opened to the public. Robert Lauder of Quarrelwood was constable of Urquhart Castle in 1329.


  • Weaver’s Castle

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