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near Grantown-on-Spey, Highland, Scotland

Lochindorb Castle is located on the Dava Moor about 6.5 miles north-west of Grantown-on-Spey, and south Forres, in the south-eastern part of the Scottish Highlands. The castle is built on a partly man-made island in a remote loch. The castle is now in ruins and the four round towers have collapsed, although they stood up to the end of the 18th century. The main quadrangular courtyard is enclosed by a 2-metre thick wall which stands 6 metres high.

The castle dates back to the 13th century, when it was originally held by the Comyns. It was later occupied by the English and was visited by Edward I in 1303 when he stayed here for 9 days. At the end of the 14th century, it was gifted by Robert II to his son Alexander Stewart the Wolf of Badenoch who was famous for the sacking of the royal burgh of Elgin and its fine cathedral. King James II ordered the castle to be demolished around 1455 after a rebellion against the king. The iron yett (gate) was moved to Cawdor Castle where it can still be seen.

Other Castles in the Area
  Ballindalloch Castle, Moray
  Blervie Castle, Moray
  Brodie Castle, Moray
  Burgie Castle, Moray
  Castle Stuart, Highland
  Cawdor Castle, Highland
  Dalcross Castle, Highland
  Drumin Castle, Moray
  Kilravock Castle, Highland

Kilravock Castle
West walls and turrets of Lochindorb Castle. Home of the notorious Wolf of Badenoch, the castle stands on an island in the midst of the loch.

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Kilravock Castle
Lochindorb and Lochindorb Castle. Anticyclonic weather causing the loch margins to freeze.

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