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Achnacarry House (Achnacarry Castle)

  • Earlier Houses: An earlier house, Achnacarry Castle, sited near the current house, was burned by the Duke of Cumberland's troops in 1746.

    Built / Designed For: Donald Cameron, XXII Chief of Clan Cameron

    House & Family History: On September 17, 1928 the Achnacarry Agreement, an early agreement of global oil producers to set production quotas, was signed here. During World War II Achnacarry House was home to the Commando Basic Training Centre, which, between 1942 and 1945, trained over 25,000 commandos (British, American, French, Norwegian, Dutch, Polish, and Belgian).

  • Architect: Alexander Ross

    Date: Late 19th century
    Designed: Alterations and additiions

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    Architect: James Gillespie Graham

    Date: 1802-37
    Designed: House

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  • House Listed: Category B

    Park Listed: Designated Garden & Designed Landscape

  • "Effie Gray" (2014).
  • Current Seat / Home of: Donald Cameron of Lochiel

    Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: Sir Ewen Cameron of Lochiel, 1655-1715; Sir John Cameron of Lochiel, 1715; Donald Cameron of Lochiel, 1715-46. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Donald Cameron, XXII Chief of Clan Cameron, until circa 1825; Donald Cameron, 23rd Lochiel, 1825-58; Donald Cameron, 24th Lochiel, 1858-1905.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No