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Information on the village of Lochinver in Scotland.

Ardvreck Castle and Calda House


Ardvreck Castle

Built in 1490, the ruins of what was once the home of the MacLeods of Assynt stand near the eastern end of Loch Assynt (NC 240236). Presently clad in scaffolding, work is proceeding to stabilise the ruins, both of the castle and the adjoining kiln barn. Evidence remains of the garden and a horizontal mill on the burn beside the main road.

Calda House nearby (NC 245234) was built in 1726 by the Mackenzies who had seized Ardvreck from the MacLeods in 1672. It was destroyed in a fire in 1737. Originally two stories high, the house had about 14 rooms round a central chimney stack.



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