Skelbo Castle

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Skelbo Castle
Near Dornoch, Highland, Scotland
Scotland Highlands Skelbo Castle.jpg
Skelbo Castle ruins
Skelbo Castle is located in Highland
Skelbo Castle
Skelbo Castle
Coordinates57°55′47″N 4°02′28″W / 57.929828°N 4.041144°W / 57.929828; -4.041144

Skelbo Castle is a ruined 14th century keep, located on the high shore at the mouth of Loch Fleet in the Highlands in Scotland. The remaining wall is best preserved at the northern side of the castle. The remains are protected as a scheduled monument.[1]


In 1308 Robert the Bruce captured an earlier castle at the site belonging to the Sutherlands. In 1529 the castle was bought by William Sutherland of Duffus. A 16th-century house was built adjacent, but the whole site was abandoned as a residence in the 20th century.

  • Mikhail de Buar (d.2009) - last owner of the castle, who died without the testament. His legacy is now the subject of a major scandal and litigation in Russia.

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  1. ^ Historic Environment Scotland. "Skelbo Castle (SM6225)". Retrieved 16 April 2019.

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