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TITLE
Loch an Eilein, Rothiemurchus
EXTERNAL ID
PC_TAYLOR_DECEMBER06_009
PLACENAME
Loch an Eilein
DISTRICT
Badenoch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Duthil and Rothiemurchus
DATE OF IMAGE
20 December 2006
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Andrew Taylor
SOURCE
Andrew Taylor
ASSET ID
30066
KEYWORDS
lochs
estates
fishing
sports
hills
mountains
Loch an Eilein, Rothiemurchus

Loch an Eilein is located on the Rothiemurchus Estate, in Speyside. A beautifully picturesque lake, it attracts a large number of tourists each year to walk around the loch, fish for trout and salmon, and even stalk in the region. The most distinctive feature of the loch, however is the island which occupies its centre, and the ruins of the castle atop this small island. This castle was once a stronghold of Alexander Stewart, the Wolf of Badenoch. He was the son of King Robert II and a fearsome character in Scottish history, and was famously responsable for the burning of Elgin Cathedral. Due to the castles position in the middle of the loch, any invader would have found its position difficult to assault.

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Loch an Eilein, Rothiemurchus

INVERNESS: Duthil and Rothiemurchus

2000s

lochs; estates; fishing; sports; hills; mountains

Andrew Taylor

Loch an Eilein is located on the Rothiemurchus Estate, in Speyside. A beautifully picturesque lake, it attracts a large number of tourists each year to walk around the loch, fish for trout and salmon, and even stalk in the region. The most distinctive feature of the loch, however is the island which occupies its centre, and the ruins of the castle atop this small island. This castle was once a stronghold of Alexander Stewart, the Wolf of Badenoch. He was the son of King Robert II and a fearsome character in Scottish history, and was famously responsable for the burning of Elgin Cathedral. Due to the castles position in the middle of the loch, any invader would have found its position difficult to assault.