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TITLE
Loch Assynt and Ardvreck Castle
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0045
PLACENAME
Ardvreck
DISTRICT
Assynt
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Assynt
PERIOD
1900s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31928
KEYWORDS
postcards
lochs
castles
mansions
Loch Assynt and Ardvreck Castle

This postcard shows Loch Assynt and Ardvreck Castle. The ruined bulding in the foreground is Calda House.

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.

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Loch Assynt and Ardvreck Castle

SUTHERLAND: Assynt

1900s

postcards; lochs; castles; mansions

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows Loch Assynt and Ardvreck Castle. The ruined bulding in the foreground is Calda House.<br /> <br /> 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.