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TITLE
Castle Urquhart
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_159_159
PLACENAME
Drumnadrochit
DISTRICT
Aird
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston
DATE OF IMAGE
1875
PERIOD
1870s
CREATOR
J Fleming and W Forrest
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
30925
KEYWORDS
Castle Urquhart
castles
Urquhart
Loch Ness
highlands
archaeology
Castle Urquhart

View of Castle Urquhart, Loch Ness, looking north. Painted by J Fleming and engraved by W Forrest, the illustration is taken from John S Keltie, 'A history of the Scottish Highlands, Highland clans and Highland regiments' , 1875.

Beneath the illustration is written, 'granted by charter 1509 to the family of Grant of Grant now Earls of Seafield'. The present ruin is an early 17th century tower, but the site dates back to the Iron Age. The Comyns owned the castle in the 13th century and it was occupied by Edward I in 1296 and 1303. Attacked regularly by the MacDonalds of the Isles, Castle Urquhart was occupied by Covenanters in 1645 and by Jacobites in 1689. It was destroyed in 1691 by the government to prevent it being used as a Jacobite stronghold. Castle Urquhart is currently maintained by Historic Scotland on behalf of the government

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Castle Urquhart

INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston

1870s

Castle Urquhart; castles; Urquhart; Loch Ness; highlands; archaeology

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

View of Castle Urquhart, Loch Ness, looking north. Painted by J Fleming and engraved by W Forrest, the illustration is taken from John S Keltie, 'A history of the Scottish Highlands, Highland clans and Highland regiments' , 1875. <br /> <br /> Beneath the illustration is written, 'granted by charter 1509 to the family of Grant of Grant now Earls of Seafield'. The present ruin is an early 17th century tower, but the site dates back to the Iron Age. The Comyns owned the castle in the 13th century and it was occupied by Edward I in 1296 and 1303. Attacked regularly by the MacDonalds of the Isles, Castle Urquhart was occupied by Covenanters in 1645 and by Jacobites in 1689. It was destroyed in 1691 by the government to prevent it being used as a Jacobite stronghold. Castle Urquhart is currently maintained by Historic Scotland on behalf of the government