Sitting about half an hour north of Inverness is a little-known yet beautiful castle that has been looking out over the Scottish landscape for hundreds of years. Foulis Castle is best known as home of the Clan Munro.
The original ancient structure is no longer present. The castle you can see today still dates from the 18th century and is a wonderful building. Please note that in order to visit Foulis Castle, you must make an appointment with them at least three weeks in advance.
Foulis Castle is still a functioning residence to this day. Foulis Castle owner, Clan Chief Hector Munro, lives there with his family and work hard to keep the building and estate (all 1650 acres of it) in excellent condition.
Clans are groups of Scots connected by a common surname. Thus the clan Munro unites all those with the surname Munro together, some of whom may be related through blood. However, not everyone with the surname Munro came from the same ancestor, as many workers took the surname in order to obtain protection or favours.
Have you ever wanted to stay in a castle? Well here’s your opportunity! There is a choice of accommodation to be found in the castle’s grounds. For example, the Pavillion at Foulis Castle is available on AirBnB and is a luxurious self-catered wing of the castle.
Suitable for up to 5 guests, it offers access to landscaped gardens, beautiful views and a relaxing escape to the country in style. Find out more about staying at Foulis Castle here.
When visiting the Highlands, there are many beautiful places and stunning castle to visit, Foulis Castle being just one of them. There is so much history in these lands that you can almost time travel as you drive around. If you would like to find out more about castles near Inverness, take a look at our dedicated castles page.