Old Inverlochy Castle ***

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The castle was built in the 1200s by the Comyns of Badenoch and passed through a number of hands, usually by force. The Comyns fell victim to Robert the Bruce's royal ambitions, who in turn passed it on to his supporters, and so on. Inverlochy Castle was the location of two battles. In 1431 the royal troops of James I were heavily defeated by a Highland army commanded by Donald Balloch of Clan MacDonald. In 1645, not long before the castle was rendered redundant, the Campbells under the Earl of Argyll, who was holding it, were defeated by the Marquis Montrose, a victory that was followed by the massacre of 1,300 of the defenders.

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