The Castles of Scotland by Martin Coventry | Goblinshead | A comprehensive guide to 4,100 castles, towers, historic houses, stately homes and family lands
The Castles of Scotland by Martin Coventry | Goblinshead | A comprehensive guide to 4,100 castles, towers, historic houses, stately homes and family lands
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Caisteal Bharraich / Castle Varrich

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 is a crumbling ruinous old castle in a wild and beautiful spot, near Tongue in Sutherland on the far north coast of Scotland. Castle Bharraich or Varrich (old postcard)

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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