Inverlochy Castle, Fort William

Inverlochy Castle, Fort William, Scotland

 Inverlochy Castle  is a substantial and impressive ruin located on the south bank of the River Orchy, near Fort William in the Scottish Highlands. Built by the Red Comyn, John, as Lord of Lochaber to guard the southern end of the Great Glen, it was one of the earliest stone castles in Scotland and dates from around 1275. Unfortunately, the Comyns lost a power battle, fell out of favour in 1306 and lost the castle. Other important facts:

  • Granted to George Gordon in 1505.
  • Witnessed two battles, in 1431 and 1645.
  • Built in form of a square with round towers on each corner. The largest tower is known as the Comyn Tower and was the castle keep.
Inverlochy Castle, Fort William

Inverlochy Castle, Fort William, Scotland

 

Entry is free and the site is definitely worth a visit when in the Fort William area.

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