Forse Castle

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The remains of Forse Castle, dating from around 1200

Forse Castle is a ruined building dating from 1200 in the hamlet of Forse in the Caithness region in the Scottish council area of Highland.[1] It is protected as a scheduled ancient monument. [2]

The castle stands on a peninsula about 50 metres above sea level. It is surrounded on all sides by steep rocks and is cut off from the mainland by a natural ditch at the neck of the peninsula.[1]

Forse Castle was the stronghold of the Sutherland of Forse family, a cadet branch of the Clan Sutherland. They lived in it until around 1600.[1]

Shoreline near Forse Castle

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Robert Wilson Richmond. "Forse Castle". Caithness.org. Retrieved 7 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Forse Castle SM621". Historic Environment Scotland. Retrieved 12 October 2017.

Coordinates: 58°17′06″N 3°19′30″W / 58.285°N 3.325°W / 58.285; -3.325