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Dunrobin Castle, Sutherland


Spring 2003 Picture Gallery


Dunrobin Castle Coast October 2003

 
Dunrobin is the largest house in the Scottish Highlands. A 13th century keep is surrounded by a series of additions from the 16th century onwards and is no longer visible from outside the Castle. Additions by Sir James Barry in the 1840ís give the Castle the look of a French chateau.   There are many rooms but the principal rooms include the Drawing Room with tapestries; the Green and Gold Room, where Queen Victoria stayed in 1872; the Dukeís study, that has secret doors and stairways connecting to other rooms in the Castle.  Sir Robert Lorimerís sycamore library contains more than 10,000 volumes.  The castle has many interesting artefacts and large formal gardens.  in the grounds is an old museum.  There are also forest walks with some lovely coastal views.