Strome Castle Ruins

Lochcarron, United Kingdom

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: Miscellaneous historic sites in United Kingdom

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Jason Matheson (2 years ago)
Off-the-beaten path castle ruins to explore on your own. Not a lot here but walk through ancient doorway to look over Loch Carron in the wind.
Ben Cerveny (2 years ago)
This castle was off the beaten path and I thought it was very beautiful. It also had the most wonderful tour guide, a very cute and well behaved black doggo. He came from a nearby home and walked us around the whole place.
Mikey T (2 years ago)
Little more than a shell of tye Castle is left. There is literally one parking space and no facilities. However the short walk does lead to some amazing views. Worth a quick trip then had back in to town for tea and cake
Tracey & Lucas (2 years ago)
Hidden away, a lovely relic of the past. Parking isn't easy. If you love castle ruins. & beautiful views this is a lovely place to visit.
Philippe-Alexandre Faure (2 years ago)
It's free, it's cool to see. Went there after dinner and not a soul. Otherworldly
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