Clan Munrto Gathering

 

This evening, I am posting information on Foulis Castle, the seat of Clan Munro, which is located about five miles S.W. of Alness in Ross & Cromarty in the Western Highlands.

The Munros have been in control of this site since the 14th century and possibly earlier.

Originally, there was a medieval, military structure but this was destroyed by fire in the mid 17th century. At this time the countryside was becoming more settled and peaceful and hence the previous castle was replaced by a mansion with a facade showing influences of Adam type architecture. This is dated 1777 whilst the interior courtyard dates from 1754. The present building does incorporate some remnants of the previous castle thus providing continuity over the centuries.

Foulis is not a visitor attraction per se but visits can be arranged by prior appointment. Other facilities on offer included dining, refreshments and tours of the garden.

 

Foulis Castle

Foulis Castle Courtyard with domestic buildings which include coach houses, laundry, bakehouse, stables and well. Note also the semi-octagonal tower.

Foulis Castle

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