Castle Leod

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Castle Leod

Strathpeffer, Scottish Highlands

A magnificient, compact, L-pan tower house (the red sandstone walls in many places are 7-8 ft. thick) -- the result of the extending and remodelling of an earlier castle -- the work carried out circa 1606 by Sir Roderick Mackenzie, the 17th century family founder of the Earls of Cromartie. An additional section was later added in the re-entrant angle to accommodate a larger staircase and extra bedrooms.

The castle has remained the seat of the Earls of Cromartie ever since. The grounds boast some magnificient trees.

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