27 Apr Inverlochy, Fort William, Highland
This is a pretty village with great history.
It is located in Inverness-shire and is a good stop on any tours of Scotland.
The Castle of the Comyns is especially interesting.
The unusual form of the motte suggests its origins may pre-date the 11th century date when a Norman castle is likely to have been established.
It has a quadrangular wall and round angle towers.
There are numerous long bow slits in the walls as were characteristic during that period.
Archaeologists suggest that the castle was destroyed in either the late 14th or early 15th century.
This ties in with when the Lindsay family took over the estates.
It suggests that they did start the construction of a new building at nearby Mains Castle around this time.
They actually used the stone from Comyns Castle.
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