HP 629-012 Shetland Scotland
Muness Castle is a late 16th century stone Z-plan tower house, founded by Laurence Bruce of Cultmalindie. With circular towers on the north and south angles, the rectangular main block is of three storeys and formerly a garret. It was burned in 1627, abandoned in the mid 18th century and its upper storey was partly dismantled in the 19th century. Situated to the south-west of this, the most northerly castle in the British Isles is possibly a formal garden, comprising of a rectilinear enclosure with internal rectilinear subdivisions defined by low banks. Picture © Neil Goodwin
Muness Castle is located on Island of Unst, in Castleton off the B9084. 5 miles west of Belmont, on the A968. For travel information go to Shetland.org.
The site is owned by Historic Scotland and is freely accessible in daylight hours.
There is a car park.