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TITLE
Loch Awe
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_914_117_P015
PLACENAME
Loch Awe
DISTRICT
North Lorn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Glenorchy and Inishail
DATE OF IMAGE
1852
PERIOD
1770s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31357
KEYWORDS
lochs
ruins
castles
fish
fishing
sport
Loch Awe

At 24 miles (38km) long, Loch Awe is the longest freshwater loch in Scotland. The loch is very narrow and in most places is only a mile wide. It acted as a natural barrier to protect the Campbells of Inveraray from their enemies to the north. The ruins of Inishail Chapel, Finharn Castle, and Kilchurn Castle, as well as many ancient crannogs can be found in the loch.

Loch Awe is also famous for its wild brown trout. The British record for a brown trout was set at Loch Awe in 1996 when a fish of 25lb 6oz was landed.

This illustration was taken from 'Boswell's Journal of the Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson' (1852 edition)

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Loch Awe

ARGYLL: Glenorchy and Inishail

1770s

lochs; ruins; castles; fish; fishing; sport

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

At 24 miles (38km) long, Loch Awe is the longest freshwater loch in Scotland. The loch is very narrow and in most places is only a mile wide. It acted as a natural barrier to protect the Campbells of Inveraray from their enemies to the north. The ruins of Inishail Chapel, Finharn Castle, and Kilchurn Castle, as well as many ancient crannogs can be found in the loch.<br /> <br /> Loch Awe is also famous for its wild brown trout. The British record for a brown trout was set at Loch Awe in 1996 when a fish of 25lb 6oz was landed.<br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'Boswell's Journal of the Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson' (1852 edition)