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Visit the medieval stronghold that dominated the southern end of the Great Glen. 

Inverlochy Castle was built by the ‘Red’ Comyns, lords of Badenoch and Lochaber. The Comyns dominated northern Scotland in the 1200s, and were key supporters of King John Balliol, earning the enmity of Robert the Bruce.  

After seizing the throne in 1306, Bruce made the destruction of the Comyns a priority, and ruthlessly set about overthrowing them. 

Much of what we see at Inverlochy Castle today was built by the Comyns. It’s a formidable fortress, which has survived remarkably well. Few castles from the 1200s survive unaltered in Scotland today, and Inverlochy is one of the most complete. 

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The layby/parking area will not be available from 14 Sept until approx 30 Oct. This is to allow construction work, which may restrict or prevent cars entering the site. Pedestrian access will continue as normal.


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