Castlecraig

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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 scheduled monument.[1]

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.[2]

The New Zealand geologic formation of Castle Craig Rock is named for its similar appearance to Castlecraig.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historic Environment Scotland. "Craig Castle,tower (SM1686)". Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Castlecraig". Canmore. Historic Environment Scotland. Retrieved 31 August 2017.

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