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TITLE
Invitation to the castle
EXTERNAL ID
Z_PC_INV_1867
PLACENAME
Dunrobin Castle
DISTRICT
Golspie, Rogart and Lairg
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Golspie
DATE OF IMAGE
1867
PERIOD
1860s
SOURCE
A R MacEwen
ASSET ID
8212
KEYWORDS
invitations
dukes
castles
Invitation to the castle

Handwritten invitation from the Duke and Duchess of Sutherland, inviting Mr L Hoyes to Dunrobin Castle for dancing at 10 o'clock on 26 September 1867

Dunrobin Castle, near Golspie, is the seat of the Dukes of Sutherland. The second Duke, who inherited the title in 1839, commissioned Sir Charles Barry, the architect of the Houses of Parliament in London, to extend the castle and design a formal garden similar to that of the Palace of Versailles.

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Invitation to the castle

SUTHERLAND: Golspie

1860s

invitations; dukes; castles

A R MacEwen

Sir Alexander MacEwen Papers

Handwritten invitation from the Duke and Duchess of Sutherland, inviting Mr L Hoyes to Dunrobin Castle for dancing at 10 o'clock on 26 September 1867<br /> <br /> Dunrobin Castle, near Golspie, is the seat of the Dukes of Sutherland. The second Duke, who inherited the title in 1839, commissioned Sir Charles Barry, the architect of the Houses of Parliament in London, to extend the castle and design a formal garden similar to that of the Palace of Versailles.