Cubbie Roo's Castle Ruins

Orkney, United Kingdom

Cubbie Roo's Castle, built about 1150, is one of the oldest castles in Scotland and was mentioned in the Orkneyinga Saga. It takes its name from Kolbein Hruga who was said to have lived there. In King Haakon's saga, it is mentioned that after the last Norse Earl of Orkney, Earl John, was murdered in Thurso, his killers fled to Wyre. They took refuge in the castle, which was so strong that the besiegers had to thrash out a deal with them to get them out.

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Wyre, Orkney, United Kingdom
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Founded: c. 1150
Category: Ruins in United Kingdom

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