Sutherland & Caithness: About 1 mile west of Tongue, on minor roads and foot south of A838 in Tongue, on east side of Kyle of Tongue south of Rhian Burn, at Caisteal Bharraich.
Ruin or site NC 581567 OS: 10 IV27 4XD
OPEN: Access at all reasonable times: long walk and care should be taken.
Caisteal Bharraich or Castle Varrich, built on a promontory with fine views along the Kyle of Tongue, is a two-storey ruined tower house. ‘Doun Vorrich’ is marked on Pont’s map of Strathnaver as a
tower, and then on Blaeu’s map of Strathnaver.
This was a property of the Bishops of Caithness, which was later held by the Mackays. It can be reached by a steep path from the gate beside the Royal Bank of Scotland.
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