DiCamillo Companion

Invergarry Castle

  • House & Family History: Invergarry's location on Creagan an Fhithich, overlooking Loch Oich in the Great Glen, was a strategic perch in the days of clan feuds and Jacobite risings and thus was frequently under attack from one side or another. Bonnie Prince Charlie visited the Castle in 1745, shortly after the raising of the royal standard at Glenfinnan and is said to have rested here after his defeat at the Battle of Culloden. The British (government) troops of the Duke of Cumberland burned Invergarry in 1746 after Culloden. Alasdair Ranaldson MacDonell, the chief during the early 19th century, was the subject of a famous portrait by Sir Henry Raeburn, which now hangs in the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh. MacDonell is also believed to have been Sir Walter Scott's model for Fergus MacIvor, a principal character in his novel "Waverley."

  • House Listed: Designated

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Alasdair Ranaldson MacDonell, 18th-19th centuries.

    Current Ownership Type: Preservation Organization

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction

    Ownership Details: Owned by Invergarry Castle Preservation Trust, a charity formed by the MacCallum family.

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Website: http://www.invergarrycastle.co.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No