Inverness Castle (Scotland)
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The Inverness Castle from the 11th century, was made of wood and was destroyed by King Robert I. Today, the only evidence is a part of the curtain and restored well. It 'was then replaced by a stone fortress, built in 1548 on the hill of the George Gordon Castle. It was the fourth Earl of Huntly, and Constable of the Castle at the time.
The castle has had a checkered history and in 1562 was taken by the Clan Munro and Clan Fraser who were supporters of Mary Queen of Scots. Inverness Castle was extended and reinforced by General George Wade in 1725 following the first Jacobite uprising; but in 1746 the castle was destroyed by the Jacobite.
The present castle was built by the architect William Burn to serve as the County Hall in Inverness-shire and is home to the High Court and municipal offices. The castle is actually two sandstone buildings and the second building, known as the North Block is used as the Sheriff Court, although it was built in 1848 to serve as Inverness prison.
The previous castle well is located between the two buildings and was restored in 1909. In the grounds in front of the castle, stands the statue Jacobite heroine Flora MacDonald and her dog, which was erected in 1899.