Lochindorb Castle Ruins

Highland, United Kingdom

Lochindorb Castle is a former stronghold of the Clan Comyn and is built on what now is said to be an artificially created island. The castle is first recorded during the Wars of Independence when Sir John ('the Black') Comyn died there in 1300. By 1455 the castle was in the hands of Archibald Douglas, Earl of Moray, The next year, after Douglas's defeat and death at Arkinholm, Lochindorb was again forfeited to the Crown and this time ordered to be slighted, the work of dismantling its defences being entrusted to the Thane of Cawdor. Since then, it has been left as a ruin.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Ruins in United Kingdom

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John Baker (17 months ago)
Lochindorb is a great place to visit out of season if you want a tranquil place for contemplation. Access roads must be tricky in the summer - single track and very up and down. The loch has an island which is the location of the ruined Lochindorb Castle. It's also home to black throated divers in the breeding season. Beware of disturbing them.
MrNutter1969 (17 months ago)
One of the most lovely places in Scotland I love it out there if I could I would have a lovely park home put on the shores and look out every day upon that beautiful lock
Jessica Tamler (2 years ago)
Beautiful place to watch the sunset and fly a drone ❤️
steven ross (2 years ago)
great place to fish if u get a calm day
Paul Parker (2 years ago)
Very quiet.good for wild camping.quite windy .wrap up warm even in summer
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