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TITLE
Kilravock Castle
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_784_P019
PLACENAME
Kilravock Castle
DISTRICT
Narin (landward)
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
NAIRN: Croy and Dalcross
DATE OF IMAGE
1893
PERIOD
1890s
CREATOR
F Valentine and Sons
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31331
KEYWORDS
Kilravock
castles
rivers
towers
masons
families
mansions
Kilravock Castle

Kilravock Castle was built in around 1460 by the Rose family of Nairnshire. A licence was granted for the building of the castle by John, Lord of the Isles and the Earl of Ross.

The castle stands about 5 miles south west of Nairn, close to Cawdor Castle, overlooking the River Nairn. It is thought that the castle was designed by the designer of Cawdor Castle, as the same mason's marks are found in the doorway stonework of both castles. Notable visitors to the castle include Mary, Queen of Scots, Bonnie Prince Charlie, the Duke of Cumberland, and Robert Burns.

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

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Kilravock Castle

NAIRN: Croy and Dalcross

1890s

Kilravock; castles; rivers; towers; masons; families; mansions

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Kilravock Castle was built in around 1460 by the Rose family of Nairnshire. A licence was granted for the building of the castle by John, Lord of the Isles and the Earl of Ross. <br /> <br /> The castle stands about 5 miles south west of Nairn, close to Cawdor Castle, overlooking the River Nairn. It is thought that the castle was designed by the designer of Cawdor Castle, as the same mason's marks are found in the doorway stonework of both castles. Notable visitors to the castle include Mary, Queen of Scots, Bonnie Prince Charlie, the Duke of Cumberland, and Robert Burns.<br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'Mackenzie's Guide to Inverness', by Alexander Mackenzie (Inverness, 1893)