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TITLE
Ardvreck Castle, Loch Assynt
EXTERNAL ID
PC_PWG_POSTCARDS_043
PLACENAME
Ardvreck
DISTRICT
Assynt
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Assynt
DATE OF IMAGE
1965
PERIOD
1960s
SOURCE
PFW Grant
ASSET ID
29702
KEYWORDS
postcards
castles
Clan MacLeod
Clan MacKenzie
Ardvreck Castle, Loch Assynt

This postcard shows the ruins of Ardvreck Castle in Loch Assynt, near Inchnadamph, Sutherland-shire. The ruined building in the foreground is Calda House.

Ardvreck 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.

Calda House, also known as Edderchalder House or the White House, is believed to have been built in 1660 by the 3rd Earl of Seaforth, Kenneth Mor Mackenzie. It is said to have been reduced to its current ruinous state by fire in the mid-18th century

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Ardvreck Castle, Loch Assynt

SUTHERLAND: Assynt

1960s

postcards; castles; Clan MacLeod; Clan MacKenzie

PFW Grant

This postcard shows the ruins of Ardvreck Castle in Loch Assynt, near Inchnadamph, Sutherland-shire. The ruined building in the foreground is Calda House.<br /> <br /> Ardvreck 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.<br /> <br /> Calda House, also known as Edderchalder House or the White House, is believed to have been built in 1660 by the 3rd Earl of Seaforth, Kenneth Mor Mackenzie. It is said to have been reduced to its current ruinous state by fire in the mid-18th century