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 Castles of Scotland - Foulis Castle






Location
near Evanton, Ross_shire, Scotland

Description
Foulis Castle is situated about 1.5 miles southwest of the village of Evanton and 4 miles north east of Dingwall in the Highland area of northern Scotland. The castle has been the seat of the Clan Munro for over eight hundred years. It is open by appointment only as it is a private residence. The present Castle dates from the middle of 18th century. The formal Georgian front features a fine double entrance stairway.

History
The previous 16th century castle was destroyed by fire after the 1745 Jacobite uprising. Chief Sir Harry Munro rebuilt the castle incorporating the remains of the old defensive keep from the original castle. Since the Battle of Culloden had brought an end to the Highland clan system there was no need for such a defensive fort anymore. Foulis was rebuilt as a large Georgian mansion house. The semi-octagonal tower was built in 1754. The 18th century domestic buildings, coachhouses, laundry, bakehouse, stables and well, shows a strong continental influence.


Other Castles in the Area
  Castle Leod, Ross_shire
  Castle Stuart, Highland
  Dalcross Castle, Highland
  Dornoch Castle, Highland
  Inverness Castle, Highland
  Kilravock Castle, Highland
  Mansfield Castle, Highland
  Skibo Castle, Highland
  Tulloch Castle, Highland







Tulloch Castle
Foulis Castle

Photograph by Brian MacLennan. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

Tulloch Castle
Foulis Castle has been the seat of the clan Munro for over 800 years. The existing castle was rebuilt after it was burnt by the Jacobites in 1745.

Photograph by Alasdair MacDonald. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)


 Foulis Castle map