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 Castles of Scotland - Ravenscraig Castle






Location
near Hallmoss, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Description
Ravenscraig Castle is situated on the bank of the River Ugie just north-west of Inverugie. It was the seat of the barony of Torthorston, held by the Cheynes family, and passed to the Keiths in the mid 14th century. The existing castle was built in 1491. It is in a corner of a triangular moated enclosure which has traces of an enclosing wall which may be part of an earlier castle. The castle was originally called Craig of Inverugie, although has been known as Ravenscraig since the 16th century. The castle has a large tower house with walls 10 feet thick at the base, and a wing projecting to the south. The entrance leads into a once-vaulted passage between two cellars through to the north wall where there are remains of a wide straight stairway up to a round lobby at the north-east end of the hall.

History
James VI visited the castle in 1589 to attend the marriage of the lairdís daughter.


Other Castles in the Area
  Esslemont Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Knockhall Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Pitsligo Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Pitullie Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Slains Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Tolquhon Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Udny Castle, Aberdeenshire







Udny Castle
The ruins of the old Ravenscraig Castle opposite Babby Duthie$#39;s Rock, Ravenscraig. on the River Ugie at Ravenscraig.

Photograph by Jim Davidson. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)


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