Berriedale Castle

The ruined remains of Berriedale Castle lie on a promontory which extends north into the mouth of the Langdale Water a quarter-mile (0.4 km) southeast of Berriedale in Caithness. The walls and foundations represent the remains of a courtyard castle and date from the 15th or 16th century. The landward side is protected by a deep ditch, which would once have been crossed by a draw-bridge. An original castle here was the work of Sir Reginald de Cheyne in the 14th century and passed by marriage to the Sutherlands and then the Oliphants by 1526. It was sold to the Earls of Caithness in 1606. Berriedale was drawn in 1815 by William Daniell (1769 - 1837) with the resulting aquatint published in his Voyage Round Great Britain.

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