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TITLE
Dunrobin Castle
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_07_010_0363
PLACENAME
Dunrobin Castle
DISTRICT
Golspie, Rogart and Lairg
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Golspie
DATE OF IMAGE
1981
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
T. Kenneth MacKenzie
SOURCE
The Highland Council Planning Department
ASSET ID
15391
KEYWORDS
castles
estates
clearances
Dunrobin Castle

Dunrobin stands approximately a mile north east of Golspie and is the ancestral home of the Earls and Dukes of Sutherland. The name is said to be derived from the 6th Earl, Robert, 'Robin's Castle'.

The castle originally dates back to the first half of the 13th century and was an enormous, fortified square keep but was extensively re-modelled to a Flemish style in 1840 by Sir Charles Berry, the designer of the House of Commons. The original keep is now no longer visible. Much of the interior was destroyed by a fire in 1915 and was re-designed by Sir Robert Lorimer.

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Dunrobin Castle

SUTHERLAND: Golspie

1980s

castles; estates; clearances

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

Dunrobin stands approximately a mile north east of Golspie and is the ancestral home of the Earls and Dukes of Sutherland. The name is said to be derived from the 6th Earl, Robert, 'Robin's Castle'. <br /> <br /> The castle originally dates back to the first half of the 13th century and was an enormous, fortified square keep but was extensively re-modelled to a Flemish style in 1840 by Sir Charles Berry, the designer of the House of Commons. The original keep is now no longer visible. Much of the interior was destroyed by a fire in 1915 and was re-designed by Sir Robert Lorimer.