Borve Castle
Borve Castle
This late 14th century stronghold stands behind a modern house just off the B892 at the south west corner of Benbecula, about 4 miles south of Balivanich. Borve was the home of Ranald of Benbecula and was known locally as Caisteal Raghall (Ranald's castle).
The castle once stood three storeys high, but much is now in ruin. It was in use until well into the 17th century until it was apparently burned to the ground by royalist supporters angered by Clanranald support for the Jacobite cause.

An unsubstantiated local story says that the castle is joined by an underground passage to Teampull Bhuigh, a small church about 500 yards away towards the shore. The Teampull may have been the chapel for Borve Castle.