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TITLE
Ruins of Ardvreck Castle, Loch Assynt
EXTERNAL ID
PC_PWG_POSTCARDS_015
PLACENAME
Ardvreck
DISTRICT
Assynt
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Assynt
PERIOD
1930s; 1940s
SOURCE
PFW Grant
ASSET ID
29674
KEYWORDS
postcards
castles
clans
Clan MacLeod
Clan MacKenzie
Ruins of Ardvreck Castle, Loch Assynt

This postcard from around 1940 shows the ruins of Ardvreck Castle on the shores of Loch Assynt near Inchnadamph.

The castle is believed to have been built in the late 1500s by the Macleods who had gained control of the area of Assynt in the 13th century. In 1650, James Graham, Marquis of Montrose, was captured and imprisoned in Ardvreck Castle before being taken to Edinburgh and hanged. The castle was later acquired by the MacKenzies who had another mansion house, Calda House, close by. Both Calda House and Ardvreck Castle were destroyed by fire in the 18th century

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Ruins of Ardvreck Castle, Loch Assynt

SUTHERLAND: Assynt

1930s; 1940s

postcards; castles; clans; Clan MacLeod; Clan MacKenzie

PFW Grant

This postcard from around 1940 shows the ruins of Ardvreck Castle on the shores of Loch Assynt near Inchnadamph.<br /> <br /> The castle is believed to have been built in the late 1500s by the Macleods who had gained control of the area of Assynt in the 13th century. In 1650, James Graham, Marquis of Montrose, was captured and imprisoned in Ardvreck Castle before being taken to Edinburgh and hanged. The castle was later acquired by the MacKenzies who had another mansion house, Calda House, close by. Both Calda House and Ardvreck Castle were destroyed by fire in the 18th century