Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Redcastle

Redcastle, an ancient but modernised mansion in Killearnan parish, Ross-shire, on the N shore of Beauly Firth, 3¾ miles E by S of Muir of Ord station, and 63/8 (via Kessock Ferry) WNW of Inverness. It claims to be the oldest inhabited castle in Scotland, having been in 1179 by David, brother to William the Lyon; was visited by Queen Mary in 1562; and is now the seat of the Right Hon. Henry James Baillie (b. 1804; suc. 1866), Conservative M.P. for Inverness-shire 184068, who holds 6512 acres in Ross and Inverness shires, valued at £6276 per annum.—Ord. Sur., sh. 83, l881.

(F.H. Groome, Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-4); © 2004 Gazetteer for Scotland)

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "an ancient but modernised mansion"   (ADL Feature Type: "residential sites")
Administrative units: Ross Shire ScoCnty
Place: Redcastle

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