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TITLE
Duncraig Castle
EXTERNAL ID
GAIRLOCHM_385
PLACENAME
Duncraig
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
SOURCE
Gairloch Heritage Museum
ASSET ID
5557
KEYWORDS
castles
Duncraig Castle

A photograph of Duncraig Castle, on the west coast of the Highlands.

Overlooking the coastal village of Plockton, Duncraig Castle was built in 1866 by Sir Alexander Matheson, who acquired vast riches from trading in the Far East. He subsequently retired at the age of 36 and was created a baronet.

Duncraig Castle was constructed to entertain his guests. As a result of its relatively isolated location, Matheson arranged for the castle to have its own railway station. Having past hands through the intervening years, the castle now functions as hotel and an events venue.


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Duncraig Castle

ROSS: Lochalsh

castles

Gairloch Heritage Museum

Gairloch Heritage Museum, Photograph Collection

A photograph of Duncraig Castle, on the west coast of the Highlands.<br /> <br /> Overlooking the coastal village of Plockton, Duncraig Castle was built in 1866 by Sir Alexander Matheson, who acquired vast riches from trading in the Far East. He subsequently retired at the age of 36 and was created a baronet.<br /> <br /> Duncraig Castle was constructed to entertain his guests. As a result of its relatively isolated location, Matheson arranged for the castle to have its own railway station. Having past hands through the intervening years, the castle now functions as hotel and an events venue. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: info@gairlochheritagemuseum.org">Gairloch Heritage Museum</a>