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TITLE
Ardverikie Lodge by the shores of Loch Laggan, Kingussie
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0237
PLACENAME
Kingussie
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kingussie and Insh
PERIOD
1900s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32136
KEYWORDS
lodges
houses
postcards
libraries
lochs
Ardverikie Lodge by the shores of Loch Laggan, Kingussie

This postcard shows a view of Ardverikie House or Lodge, by the shores of Loch Laggan near Kingussie.

The present Ardverikie House dates from 1877 and incorporates an oak library, purchased from the Duke of Sussex at Kensington Palace. The house is now more commonly known as Glenbogle, being the home of the popular television series Monarch of the Glen.

The house sits on the site of an older building, dating from the reign of King Fergus (King of the Scots of Dalriada) who is said to be buried on an island in the middle of Loch Laggan. Queen Victoria stayed at the building during a visit to the Highlands of Scotland and was so impressed with it that she considered making it her Scottish home.

The house burnt down in 1871 and plans were made to rebuild it immediately. However, near to completion, the house was once again the victim of fire when hot coals were accidentally left in a bucket in one of the bedrooms. The building which replaced it is the present Ardverikie House

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Ardverikie Lodge by the shores of Loch Laggan, Kingussie

INVERNESS: Kingussie and Insh

1900s

lodges; houses; postcards; libraries; lochs

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows a view of Ardverikie House or Lodge, by the shores of Loch Laggan near Kingussie.<br /> <br /> The present Ardverikie House dates from 1877 and incorporates an oak library, purchased from the Duke of Sussex at Kensington Palace. The house is now more commonly known as Glenbogle, being the home of the popular television series Monarch of the Glen.<br /> <br /> The house sits on the site of an older building, dating from the reign of King Fergus (King of the Scots of Dalriada) who is said to be buried on an island in the middle of Loch Laggan. Queen Victoria stayed at the building during a visit to the Highlands of Scotland and was so impressed with it that she considered making it her Scottish home.<br /> <br /> The house burnt down in 1871 and plans were made to rebuild it immediately. However, near to completion, the house was once again the victim of fire when hot coals were accidentally left in a bucket in one of the bedrooms. The building which replaced it is the present Ardverikie House