Castle Craig *
Region: Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn
The tower was probably built for the Urquharts of Cromarty. They held the hereditary sherrifdom of Cromarty and Craig Castle marks the western boundary of that sherrifdom. Nearby Cullicudden Burial Ground contains a burial enclosure of the family. Other fortified houses on the Black Isle belonging to the Urquharts included Kinbeachie Castle and Cromarty Castle but very little of these buildings remain today.
In the post-Reformation period, Craig Castle became associated with the Bishops of Ross who may have used it as a place of summer residence. It eventually became part of the Newhall Estate who gifted it to a descendent of the Urquhart family in 1959.
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