Strome Castle was originally built by the Macdonald Earls of Ross. Later in 1472 the castle was owned by the Clan MacDonald of Lochalsh and Alan MacDonald Dubh, 12th Chief of the Clan Cameron was constable on behalf of the MacDonalds of Lochalsh. In 1539 King James V of Scotland granted the castle to the Clan MacDonnell of Glengarry and Hector Munro, chief of the Clan Munro was constable of the castle for the MacDonalds of Glengarry.

Later in 1602 the castle was besieged by Kenneth Mackenzie, 1st Lord Mackenzie of Kintail, chief of the Clan Mackenzie, assisted by their allies the Clan Matheson. After the MacDonalds surrendered it was demolished and blown up. The MacDonnells of Glengarry built a new castle called Invergarry Castle.

In 1939 the ruined Strome Castle was presented to the National Trust for Scotland. Today the castle comprises a courtyard and the remains of a square tower.

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Founded: 15th century
Category: Ruins in United Kingdom

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Charlie Howarth (2 years ago)
Views are spectacular out to Skye on a good day. Good fun ruins to explore and beaches to both sides
Joanna Maclennan (2 years ago)
Very picturesque, even got a visit from a lovely dog from one of the houses nearby!
Gordon Johnstone (3 years ago)
Just ruins now but in a nice spot beside Loch Carron.
Guy Bennett (3 years ago)
Lovely little castle. Free to look around. If quiet you have your own private island and beach.
Life Reportage (3 years ago)
There is absolutely nothing there. Definitely not worth a visit. The scenery is not particularly beautiful, there is no parking whatsoever in the tiny residential road, locals look at you strange and there is not even a tag, a sign, nothing to tell you what it is. A one hour detour for no reason whatsoever.
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