If you travel an hour north of Inverness, you will come upon this striking castle, resembling a French chateau. Boasting 189 rooms and dating back to the 13th century, Dunrobin Castle is one of Britain’s oldest consistently inhabited houses. Having been home to the Earls and Duke of Sutherlands for hundreds of years, this castle is said to have possibly been built on an early medieval fort. Over time, it has had many extensions making it what it is today.
The castle has been used for many purposes over the years. During World War One it was used as a naval hospital. Later it became a boys’ boarding school. But since 1973, it has been open to the public. It is still owned by the Sutherland family and they retain some parts of the building for private use.