Monday, 5 January 2009

Ancestry Tours of Loch an Eilean Scotland

Ancestry Tours of Loch an Eilean, near Aviemore, Scotland. Loch an Eilean Castle was built in the 14th century, probably by Alexander Stewart, the Wolf of Badenoch, it consists of a keep, hall, other buildings and a small courtyard. The castle passed in to the hands of the Mackintoshes, then the Gordons and then the Grants in 1567. It was attacked by the Jacobites after the defeat at Cromdale in 1690 and was last occupied in 1715 when Mackintosh of Balnespick was held there to prevent him opposing the Jacobites.

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