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Aldourie Castle

Castle (17th Century)

Site Name Aldourie Castle

Classification Castle (17th Century)

Canmore ID 13188

Site Number NH63NW 9

NGR NH 60129 37212

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Dores
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NH63NW 9.00 60129 37212

NH63NW 9.01 NH 6015 3688 Stables

NH63NW 9.02 NH 60214 36929 Gatepiers

(NH 60123721) Aldourie Castle [NAT]

OS 6"map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1905)

Aldourie Castle was built in 1626, the north wing and turrets added in 1850 and the whole building restored in or around 1900.

The noted historian and statesman Sir James MacKintosh born 1765, died 1832, lived the most of his childhood in the castle. The castle had no other historical association (Colonel A Cameron, Aldourie Castle, Dores).

The castle, a harled, three-storeyed building, is in good condition. (Visible on GP air photograph AO/62/114/2). Photo.

Visited by OS (EGC) 20 March 1962.

Architecture Notes

Architect: Thomas MacKenzie

Sir Robert Lorimer 1903-4 - additions


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