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TITLE
Castle Stuart
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_784_P017
PLACENAME
Castle Stuart
DISTRICT
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Croy and Dalcross
DATE OF IMAGE
1893
PERIOD
1890s
CREATOR
F Valentine
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31329
KEYWORDS
Castle Stuart
Castle Stewart
Stuart
Stewart
castles
Earls of Moray
Mary Queen of Scots
hotels
ghosts
haunted houses
buildings
Castle Stuart

Castle Stuart was built in 1625 by James Stuart, 3rd Earl of Moray. It lies about 5 miles east of Inverness, near Dalcross Airport. The lands had been granted by Mary Queen of Scots to her brother, James Stuart, along with the title 'Earl of Moray'. Both the 1st and 2nd Earls were murdered so it was the 3rd Earl who completed the castle.

After the execution of Charles I in 1649 the castle fell into disrepair. It was bought by members of a Canadian Stuart family who restored the castle as a hotel in 1977. The three-turreted bedroom at the top of the east tower is said to be haunted.

This illustration was taken from 'Mackenzie's Guide to Inverness', by Alexander Mackenzie (Inverness, 1893)

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Castle Stuart

INVERNESS: Croy and Dalcross

1890s

Castle Stuart; Castle Stewart; Stuart; Stewart; castles; Earls of Moray; Mary Queen of Scots; hotels; ghosts; haunted houses; buildings

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Castle Stuart was built in 1625 by James Stuart, 3rd Earl of Moray. It lies about 5 miles east of Inverness, near Dalcross Airport. The lands had been granted by Mary Queen of Scots to her brother, James Stuart, along with the title 'Earl of Moray'. Both the 1st and 2nd Earls were murdered so it was the 3rd Earl who completed the castle.<br /> <br /> After the execution of Charles I in 1649 the castle fell into disrepair. It was bought by members of a Canadian Stuart family who restored the castle as a hotel in 1977. The three-turreted bedroom at the top of the east tower is said to be haunted.<br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'Mackenzie's Guide to Inverness', by Alexander Mackenzie (Inverness, 1893)