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TITLE
Castle of Ardvraick
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_159_269
PLACENAME
Ardvreck Castle
DISTRICT
Assynt
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Assynt
DATE OF IMAGE
1874
PERIOD
1870s
CREATOR
P Justyne
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
30934
KEYWORDS
castles
Ardvreck Castle
Assynt
lochs
clans
Marquis of Montrose
Macleods
MacKenzies
Castle of Ardvraick

Ardvreck Castle, as it is now known, is in Assynt. The ruins of the castle stand on a small peninsula on 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.

This illustration was taken from 'A History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans and Highland Regiments vol. 1' ed. by John S. Keltie

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Castle of Ardvraick

SUTHERLAND: Assynt

1870s

castles; Ardvreck Castle; Assynt; lochs; clans; Marquis of Montrose; Macleods; MacKenzies;

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Ardvreck Castle, as it is now known, is in Assynt. The ruins of the castle stand on a small peninsula on 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. <br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'A History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans and Highland Regiments vol. 1' ed. by John S. Keltie