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Encyclopedia > Strome Castle
Strome Castle on the shore of Loch Carron
Strome Castle on the shore of Loch Carron
Strome Castle ruins
Strome Castle ruins

Strome Castle is a ruined castle on the shore of Loch Carron in Stromemore, 3.5 miles south-west of the village of Lochcarron, on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands. Lochcarron is a village in the west of the Scottish Highlands. ... The Scottish Highlands are the mountainous regions of Scotland north and west of the Highland Boundary Fault. ...


Originally built by the Earls of Ross, in 1472 it was given to Alan MacDonald Dubh, 12th Chief of the Clan Cameron by MacDonald, Lord of Lochalsh. In 1539 King James V of Scotland granted the castle to the Clan MacDonnell of Glengarry and Hector Munro was constable of the castle for the MacDonalds of Glengarry. The title Earl of Ross has existed in both Scotland and Ireland, although it is most commonly associated with the former. ... // History Clan Cameron is a Highland Scottish clan, with two main branches; that of Lochiel, and that of Erracht. ... The Clan MacDonald of Lochalsh was a sub-branch of Clan Donald of MacDonald. ... James V (April 10, 1512 – December 14, 1542) was king of Scotland (September 9, 1513 – December 14, 1542). ... Clan MacDonell of Glengarry is a Scottish clan, sometimes considered a branch of Clan Donald, taking its name from Glen Garry where the river Garry runs eastwards through Loch Garry to join the Great Glen about 16 miles (25 km) north of Fort William. ... Munro Crest: Dread God (Fear God) and a Golden Eagle Clan Munro is a Highland Scottish clan. ...


In 1602 the castle was besieged by Kenneth Mackenzie, 1st Lord Mackenzie of Kintail and chief of the Clan MacKenzie, assisted by their allies the Clan Matheson. After the MacDonalds surrendered it was demolished and blown up. Clan MacKenzie Crest: I Shine, Not Burn. ... Clan Matheson crest Clan Matheson is a Highland Scottish clan. ...


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. The standard of the NTS The National Trust for Scotland, or NTS, describes itself as The conservation charity that protects and promotes Scotlands natural and cultural heritage for present and future generations to enjoy. ...


External links

  • Strome Castle on Undiscovered Scotland
  • site information from the National Trust for Scotland

 
 

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