Moniack Castle

Moniack Castle

Address: HIGHLAND WINERIES, Moniack Castle, INVERNESS IV5 7PQ

Description of Moniack Castle

Moniack Castle incorporates a 17th-century L-plan tower house, consisting of a main block of three storeys and a two-storey wing, which has been much altered over the centuries. It was a property of the Frasers of Lovat. Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat, lived here. He was an active Jacobite, although he was imprisoned in France and supported the government in the 1715. He took part in the 1745 Rising, but was captured, tried and executed in 1747. In the grounds of the caste is a carved Pictish stone, bearing a bird-headed man carrying a club as well as prehistoric cup and ring marks. Highland Wineries is based at the castle, and Moniack Castle now gives its name to a range of wines and foods, including elderflower and silver birch, and mead and sloe gin, and there are also meat and game preserves. There is also a wine bar and bistro.

Directions to Moniack

On A862, 7 miles SW of Inverness, Moniack, Kirkhill

Rating ***

Opening Hours Open Mar-Oct, daily 10.00-17.00, closed Sun; Nov-Feb, 11.00-16.00.

Phone 01463 831283

Fax 01463 831419

Type Castle / Winery

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