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Encyclopedia > Newmore Castle

Newmore Castle is situated just north of the town of Alness in Ross and Cromarty, Highland, Scotland. Alness is a village in Ross and Cromarty, Highland, Scotland. ... Ross and Cromarty: administrative county (1889-1975) Image:RossCromDistrict. ... The Highland unitary authority area (Roinn na Gàidhealtachd in Gaelic) is a local government area in the Scottish Highlands and the largest local government area in Scotland. ... Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity(English) Wha daur meddle wi me? (Scots)[1] Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic, Scots[2] Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I...


The castle is now a ruin. It was once a three storey building, however it is now been reduced to a single storey building with a barrel-vaulted roof remaining. There is also the lower remains of a stair turrent which once led to the upper floors, giving access to what was formerly a first floor hall. The ground floor entrance, protected by gun ports also still remains.


The castle is mentioned in records from as early as 1560 and it also gave safe keeping to the 'evidents and writs' of Foulis.


The most famous owner of the castle was George Munro of Obsdale, brother to Robert Munro of Foulis, chief of the Clan Munro. George Munro commanded the forces of King Charles II after the restoration of the Stuart monarchy in Scotland. When public duties allowed George Munro received visitors at the castle with a 'coarse but cordial' soldier's entertainment. Munro Crest: Dread God (Fear God) and a Golden Eagle Clan Munro is a Highland Scottish clan. ... Charles II (29 May 1630 – 6 February 1685) was the King of England, King of Scots, and King of Ireland from 30 January 1649 (de jure) or 29 May 1660 (de facto) until his death. ... The House of Stuart or Stewart was a Scottish, and then British, Royal House of Breton origin. ...


Newmore Castle remained with this line of the Munro family for several generations before passing to the Munro of Culrain line in 1763. It fell into disrepair during the 19th century.


See also

Castles in Scotland is a link page for any castle in Scotland. ... Munro Crest: Dread God (Fear God) and a Golden Eagle Clan Munro is a Highland Scottish clan. ...

Sources

  • http://www.clanmunro.org.uk/merchandise_files/maps.htm

 
 

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