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Castle Roy
NJ 006-219 Highland Scotland

Castle RoyCastle Roy is a late 12th or early 13th century stone rectangular enclosure fortress, founded by the Comyns. Built on a rocky hummock, that was probably altered to improve the defences, there is no trace of an encasing ditch. The high curtain walls, are flanked on the north angle by a square tower and the break on south angle, is possibly the site of an another tower. A pointed arched gateway pierces the north-east wall and adjacent to the tower is a north-western pointed arched window. Internally in the wall on the western angle, is an embrasure which was probably a garderobe because above is a projecting garderobe chute in the outer wall. This indicates that one or two storey wooden lean-to buildings, stood against the inner walls of the courtyard but sadly no history of the castle survives. 4 miles north-west at Dulnain Bridge is Muckrach Castle and 24 miles south-west at Kingussie is Ruthven Barracks.

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Castle Roy is located north of Balliemore, off the B970. 33 miles south-east of Inverness, on the A9-A95.

The site is visible from the road.

There is a car park.

Castle Roy pictures and large castle map
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