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Dunrobin Castle

Dunrobin is a huge chateau-like castle perched on a rock, below which are extensive and attractive gardens. Its tall ‘candle-snuffer’ turret roofs are a distinctive feature.

Dunrobin Castle History

Built in stages, the oldest part is the central tower of the 14th century.

The Southwest block was added in 1641, the south block in 1785. In 1845 the whole castle was remodeled and extended to the plans of Sir Charles Barry, architect of the Houses of Parliament.

Following a fire in 1915, when the castle acted as a naval hospital, Sir Robert Lorimer carried out restoration work, and created the present building. From the porte-cochere the entrance hall, covered in the arms of the Sutherland family, is reached.

Next to the Dunrobin Castle's garden is a museum containing hunting trophies, taxidermy, fossils, medals, archaeological finds and an important collection of Pictish symbol stones.

The Sutherland family has owned Dunrobin since the 1200s, with the first Earl of Sutherland dying around 1248.

The husband of the 19th Countess was created Duke of Sutherland, but on the death of the 5th Duke the castle was inherited by his niece, the present countess.

Dunrobin Castle Map&Location

Dunrobin Castle Address: Golspie, Sutherland KW10 6SF, United Kingdom. Get help with directions using the map provided bellow:

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Dunrobin Castle Photos

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Dunrobin Castle
Dunrobin Castle courtyard
Dunrobin Castle garden
Dunrobin Castle gardens
Dunrobin Castle grounds
Shore below Dunrobin Castle
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