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Teaninich Castle
Teaninich Castle
Teaninich Castle
Teaninich Castle

Teaninich Castle is situated north of the village of Evanton and just south of the village of Alness in Ross and Cromarty, Scotland. Village Welcome Sign Evanton ( or Baile Eòghainn in Gaelic) is a small town, or rather, a large village in Easter Ross, in the Highland region of Scotland. ... Alness is a village in Ross and Cromarty, Highland, Scotland. ... Ross and Cromarty: administrative county (1889-1975) Image:RossCromDistrict. ... Motto: (Latin for No one provokes me with impunity)1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots 2 Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I...


It is not known exactly how long a castle has been on the site of Teaninich Castle but it is thought to date back to at least the 16th century.


In the 16th century the lands in which Teaninich Castle is situated was an area known as Fyrish. The lower quarter of the Fyrish lands were aquired from Keith of Delny by Hugh Munro, son of John Munro of Balconie in 1589. These lands at first were just the lower quarter of Fyrish but eventually extended eastward towards the River Alness and Teaninich Castle was bought by the Munros in February 1660. The receipt for which is still preserved in the Teaninich Charter Chest. Fyrish Monument, located on Cnoc Fyrish, near Evanton, Scotland, overlooking Cromarty Firth. ... Keith Crest Clan Keith is a Scottish clan associated with lands in northeastern and northwestern Scotland. ... Munro Crest: Dread God (Fear God) and a Golden Eagle Clan Munro is a Highland Scottish clan. ...


Two worn lintel stones dated 1734 and 1770 built into the rear of the present castle cum mansion suggest an earlier building of some size and style. Part of the old Teaninich Castle was pulled down by Hugh Munro of Teaninich, 78th Highlanders, who lost the sight in both of his eyes in Nimeguen, Holland in 1794. Holland is a region in the central-western part of the Netherlands. ...


However later he occupied himself with improving his farmlands and rebuilding Teaninich Castle. The Blind Captain or blind laird , as he became known, took an enthusiastic interest in the supervision of the building of the present Teaninich Castle, often pacing out the room sizes himself. The asymmetry of the rooms is proof of his “enthusiasm”.


He started a distillery in Teaninich in 1817 and laid out the village of Alness. At a time when illegal whiskey gave the best return on the barley crops of Ross-shire. In 1831 Hugh Munro sold the castle to his brother General John Munro and spent the remainder of his life in Coul Cottage, the dower house of Teaninich. He died in 1846. The castle remained in the Munro family until 1923. Alness is a village in Ross and Cromarty, Highland, Scotland. ... Ross-shire (Siorrachd Rois in Gaelic), or simply Ross, is a traditional county of Scotland bordering on Sutherland, Cromartyshire (of which it contains many enclaves), Inverness-shire and on an exclave of Nairnshire. ...


Today the Teaninich Castle is a five star hotel.


External Links

  • http://www.teaninichcastle.com/?Castle-History
  • http://www.stay-scotland.co.uk/teaninich.shtml

Sources

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

 
 

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