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TITLE
Ardvreck Castle, Loch Assynt from Inchnadamph
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_3771
PLACENAME
Ardvreck
DISTRICT
Assynt
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Assynt
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
35607
KEYWORDS
castles
lochs
Ardvreck Castle, Loch Assynt from Inchnadamph

This postcard shows the ruins of Ardvreck Castle on the shores of 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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Ardvreck Castle, Loch Assynt from Inchnadamph

SUTHERLAND: Assynt

castles; lochs

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows the ruins of Ardvreck Castle on the shores of 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.