This evening, my theme is Dunrobin Castle, an imposing edifice situated some 12 miles from Dornoch in the Highlands of Scotland.

Dunrobin Castle

Although Dunrobin can trace its history back to 1275 AD with subsequent additions in the 17th and 18th centuries, most of the building which exists today dates from the mid 19th century from a French style design. This is the largest building in the Highlands with 187 rooms and a richly furnished interior which is open to visitors.

Dunrobin Castle, Scotland

The Castle faces the faces the sea. Interposed between the castle and sea are some imposing formal gardens and a summer house which is now a museum containing some interesting Pictish era carved stones and other memorabilia.

Dunrobin is home to the Dukes of Sutherland one of whom, in the 19th century, was responsible for particularly vigorous Highland Clearances entailing the forced eviction of some 15,000 tenants.

Dunrobin Castle

Quality of the visitor experience is average compared to some other castles such as Scone, Cawdor and Blair Castle.

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