Minor road off A832
Red Castle can be found by turning off the A9 onto the A832 to Muir of Ord. Just after Fettes Sawmill, you will see a left turn along a single-track road to Redcastle. There is a lovely parking spot on the corner overlooking the Beauly Firth by a park bench.
Entrance to the castle grounds is just behind you via a gate house cottage track into the woods.
The castle was originally an L-Plan tower house built on the end of a steep promontory on the site of Castle Edradour. The castle is fenced off for safety purposes.
~ History ~
1179 - David, Earl of Huntingdon, brother to King William the Lion, builds himself a fortress known as Edradour Castle.
1230 - Sir John Bysset is the owner of Redcastle.
1278 - Redcastle passes to Sir Andrew de Besco.
1455 - The Crown annexes the Black Isle.
1492 - The castle is now owned by Kenneth Mackenzie, 7th of Kintail and remains with Clan Mackenzie for the next 300 years.
1562 - Mary Queen of Scots visits the castle.
1570 - Redcastle is granted to the Mackenzie's of Kintail.
1641 - The current "elongated L-plan" incarnation of the castle is built by Rory Mackenzie as his own new strong house.
1649 ~ The castle is burnt to the ground after Rory MacKenzie joins the Royalist Marquis of Montrose war against the Covenanters.
1670 ~ Redcastle is sold by the Mackenzie's to Grant of Shewghie.
1824 ~ The castle is sold to Sir William after his death to Colonel Hugh Duncan Baillie of Dochfour.