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TITLE
Freswick Castle
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_351_P197
PLACENAME
Freswick
DISTRICT
Northern
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Canisbay
DATE OF IMAGE
1776
PERIOD
1760s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31169
KEYWORDS
castles
houses
buildings
coasts
families
Vikings
Freswick
Freswick Castle

Freswick Bay is on the east coast of Caithness, 4 miles south of Duncansby Head. Freswick House was built by William Sinclair in 1760.

Near to Freswick House is Lambaborg Castle which was built by the Viking Swein Asleifson in around 1140. The castle is on an outcrop of rock and the only access to it is across a 4ft wide piece of land with a 100ft drop on either side.

The Mowat family were granted Lambaborg and the lands of Freswick by Robert the Bruce. They renamed the castle Buncholie and it remained in their family until 1661 when it began to fall into disrepair.

This illustration was taken from 'A Tour in Scotland' by Thomas Pennant

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Freswick Castle

CAITHNESS: Canisbay

1760s

castles; houses; buildings; coasts; families; Vikings; Freswick

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Freswick Bay is on the east coast of Caithness, 4 miles south of Duncansby Head. Freswick House was built by William Sinclair in 1760.<br /> <br /> Near to Freswick House is Lambaborg Castle which was built by the Viking Swein Asleifson in around 1140. The castle is on an outcrop of rock and the only access to it is across a 4ft wide piece of land with a 100ft drop on either side.<br /> <br /> The Mowat family were granted Lambaborg and the lands of Freswick by Robert the Bruce. They renamed the castle Buncholie and it remained in their family until 1661 when it began to fall into disrepair.<br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'A Tour in Scotland' by Thomas Pennant