ⓘ Lonmay Castle


ⓘ Lonmay Castle

The remains of the Castle of Lonmay are found near Netherton of Lonmay, to the north of Loch Strathbeg in Buchan, Scotland. The remains are not located in the modern village of Lonmay which is approximately 6km to the south west. It was described by W. Douglas Simpson as one of the nine castles of the Knuckle, referring to the rocky headland of north-east Aberdeenshire.

Since the 13th century, it was home to the Fraser family.

Castle "can be Mott". He has long ceased to be in existence and there are very few, all of which are buried beneath constantly shifting sand dunes that over time swept the website.

The castle provides protection for the North Bank of the estuary that flowed into the Gulf of Strathbeg, before he closed the formation of the Loch Strathbeg around 1720. On the South shore cap Starny harbour and Rattray village was defended castle Rattray.

The remains are "in one". near the sea," but "all the stones were taken away, and employed in building farm-houses" and so ", but the name, respecting all the traditions of this building is lost".