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Castlecraig, Black Isle

Castlecraig, also known as Craig Castle and Castle Craig, is a 16th-century fortification located on the north shore of the Black Isle in northern Scotland. It is on the south coast of the Cromarty Firth, 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) north-east of Culbokie and 19 kilometres (12 mi) north of the city of Inverness. The castle is protected as a category A listed building,[1] and as a scheduled monument.[2]

Castlecraig is a ruined tower house. The north-east wing still stands and remains roofed, although another wing to the north-west has collapsed. The tower may have been used as a residence by the post-Reformation Bishops of Ross.[3]

Castlecraig, Black Isle
Detail of Levels
Detail of Tower


  1. ^ "Castle Craig: Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Craig Castle,tower". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Castlecraig". CANMORE. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 

External links[edit]

  • [1] Website of the Black Isle Partnership
  • [2] Black Isle information

Coordinates: 57°38′36″N 4°17′36″W / 57.6434°N 4.2934°W / 57.6434; -4.2934