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Strome Castle
June 10, 2016, 10:41 am
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Strome Castle 1Strome Castle 2Strategically placed on a rocky promontory on the north side of Loch Carron in Wester Ross, Strome Castle was built in the early 1400s as a stronghold for the Lords of the Isles.

Strome Castle 3The castle later became a source of bitter rivalry between the Clan McDonald of Glengarry and the Clan Mackenzie of Kintail.

 

Following a long siege in 1602, the MacDonalds surrendered the castle to the Mackenzies who promptly demolished it and blew it up.

Today you can still see the remains of what would have been a square stone tower with four foot thick walls.

Through the window you can look down the loch towards the Isle of Skye in the west.

Strome Castle was donated to the National Trust for Scotland in 1939.

Strome Castle 4

Strome Castle 5

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