NJ0021 : Castle Roy

taken 14 years ago, near to Nethy Bridge, Highland, Great Britain

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Castle Roy
Castle Roy
Castle Roy, or Redcastle, a 13th century fortress, seen from a small car park on the Nethy to Grantown road (B970). The castle is unsafe and there is no public access to it.
A notice at the car park informs you that the castle stands on a rocky hummock which has probably been artificially altered to improve the defences. The castle consists of a courtyard measuring 24m by 16m with the remains of a tower in the north angle (furthest from you). The walls are about 2m thick and 6 - 7m high, built from rubble held together with a strong lime mortar. The castle was simply a high wall and tower protecting those within the courtyard who lived in wooden lean-to buildings against the walls.
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Date Taken
Friday, 15 December, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 31 December, 2006
Category
Castle > Castle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 0065 2191 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:16.6192N 3:38.9638W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 0065 2184
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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