Castle Roy

Castle Roy a 12th century fortress a mile north of Nethy Bridge.  One of the oldest castles of its type in Scotland

Castle Roy

Castle Roy a 12th century fortress a mile north of Nethy Bridge.  One of the oldest castles of its type in Scotland

Castle Roy

Castle Roy a 12th century fortress a mile north of Nethy Bridge.  One of the oldest castles of its type in Scotland

Castle Roy

Castle Roy a 12th century fortress a mile north of Nethy Bridge.  One of the oldest castles of its type in Scotland

Castle Roy

Castle Roy a 12th century fortress a mile north of Nethy Bridge.  One of the oldest castles of its type in Scotland

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Castle Roy

Castle Roy is a 12th century fortress set on a small glacial mound to the north of the village of Nethy Bridge. It has been associated with the clans of Mar, Comyn, Stewart and Grant. In 1560 the area came under the fiefdom of Clan Grant who remain the feudal clan of this region today.

 

With its walls still standing 25 feet high, the castle is a simple, irregular four-sided stronghold which has remained unaltered over the centuries. Carbon dating of 1190-1220 indicates that it is amongst the oldest masonry fortifications in Scotland

The main architectural features are a tower on the north-western corner which has the only remaining window lintel. The main entrance archway is in the centre of the north wall, with a small entrance next to the tower on the west wall. The west wall also contains the Garderobe, a two-story latrine facility for the garrison.

 

The location of Castle Roy is on the B970 road between Grantown on Spey and Coylumbridge, just north of Nethy Bridge and next to the Old Kirk.

 

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