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TITLE
Inverlochy Castle, Lochaber
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0298
PLACENAME
Inverlochy
DISTRICT
Lochaber
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kilmonivaig
PERIOD
1910s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32202
KEYWORDS
castles
forts
Comyns of Badenoch
Marquis of Montrose
Marquis of Argyll
battles
postcards
Inverlochy Castle, Lochaber

This postcard shows Inverlochy Castle near Fort William, Lochaber. Dating from the 13th century, the castle is thought to have belonged to the Comyns of Badenoch and then later to the Gordons of Huntly. The medieval building consists of a square courtyard with a tower at each corner.

In 1645, a battle was fought near the castle, between a royalist army led by the Marquis of Montrose and an army made up of Highlanders and Lowlanders under the command of the Marquis of Argyll. Montrose and his army were victorious, their casualties few in number, while half of Argyll's army met their death at the battle.

A more modern Inverlochy Castle was built nearby, which is now in use as a hotel

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Inverlochy Castle, Lochaber

INVERNESS: Kilmonivaig

1910s

castles; forts; Comyns of Badenoch; Marquis of Montrose; Marquis of Argyll; battles; postcards

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows Inverlochy Castle near Fort William, Lochaber. Dating from the 13th century, the castle is thought to have belonged to the Comyns of Badenoch and then later to the Gordons of Huntly. The medieval building consists of a square courtyard with a tower at each corner. <br /> <br /> In 1645, a battle was fought near the castle, between a royalist army led by the Marquis of Montrose and an army made up of Highlanders and Lowlanders under the command of the Marquis of Argyll. Montrose and his army were victorious, their casualties few in number, while half of Argyll's army met their death at the battle.<br /> <br /> A more modern Inverlochy Castle was built nearby, which is now in use as a hotel