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TITLE
Cluny Castle
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_2126_P304
PLACENAME
Cluny Castle
DISTRICT
Badenoch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Laggan
DATE OF IMAGE
1893
PERIOD
1900s
CREATOR
Georg Meisenbach
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31474
KEYWORDS
castles
houses
mansions
residences
homes
Cluny MacPherson
clans
chiefs
Cluny Castle

Cluny Castle, at Laggan near Newtonmore, was the hereditary home of the MacPherson clan chiefs. The original castle was destroyed by government forces in 1746 but a new mansion house was built on the site in 1805.

Andrew Carnegie and his wife rented Cluny Castle for their summer holidays. They tried to buy it before buying Skibo. Queen Victoria also almost bought Cluny but bad weather put her off and she bought Balmoral instead.

The direct line of the MacPhersons of Cluny died out in 1943 and the house was sold.

This image can be found in 'Glimpses of Church and Social Life in the Highlands in Olden Times', by Alexander MacPherson

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Cluny Castle

INVERNESS: Laggan

1900s

castles; houses; mansions; residences; homes; Cluny MacPherson; clans; chiefs

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Cluny Castle, at Laggan near Newtonmore, was the hereditary home of the MacPherson clan chiefs. The original castle was destroyed by government forces in 1746 but a new mansion house was built on the site in 1805.<br /> <br /> Andrew Carnegie and his wife rented Cluny Castle for their summer holidays. They tried to buy it before buying Skibo. Queen Victoria also almost bought Cluny but bad weather put her off and she bought Balmoral instead.<br /> <br /> The direct line of the MacPhersons of Cluny died out in 1943 and the house was sold.<br /> <br /> This image can be found in 'Glimpses of Church and Social Life in the Highlands in Olden Times', by Alexander MacPherson