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Borve Castle, Hebrides & Isles

Location: Benbecua, HS7 5PP (map and directions)

Borve Castle is a ruined 14th century tower house on the island of Benbecula in the Western Isles of Scotland.

Borve Castle, Hebrides & Isles
Borve Castle

History of Borve Castle

The tower was built by Amie MacRuari, wife of John of Islay, at some point between 1344 and 1363 and the Macdonalds of Benbecula inhabited Borve Castle until the early 17th century.

The tower is 9 metres high and 18m x 11m across. The walls of this fortalice are 2.7m thick and the entrance at one point let into the second floor of this three story tower. Borve Castle is a Scheduled Monument.

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