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 an 11th century fortress built by the Clan Comyn on a small glacial mound to the north of the modern village of Nethy Bridge. In 1420 the whole area came under the stewardship of the Clan Grant who are still the clan of this area today.
With its walls still standing 25 feet high, the castle is a simple, irregular 4 sided stronghold which has been largely unaltered over the centuries and is (according to McGibbon and Ross) one of the oldest unchanged castles of its type in Scotland.

The main architectural feature is a tower on the north-western corner which still has a window with a lintel. The main entrance archway is in the centre of the north-eastern side and there appear to be latrines and a smaller doorway on the western side.

Location of Castle Roy on  B970 road between Grantown on Spey and Coylumbridge, just north of Nethy Bridge.

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