With a heritage as varied as the landscape in which it sits, Aldourie through the generations is interwoven with Scotland’s national history. First recorded as a mansion house in 1626, with later additions including a wing by the famous Scottish architect Sir Robert Lorimer, Aldourie is a classic example of Scottish Baronial architecture.

The castle witnessed the passing of General Wade’s troops; it was a meeting place for the Lovat Scouts and also played an important part in the life of the famous artist GF Watts. In Victorian times, when aristocrats and industrialists followed the Royal Family north to the Highlands, Aldourie’s unique position as a sporting estate beside Loch Ness, close to Inverness railway station, made it an ideal destination for house parties and holidays.

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Today, not so much has changed, but modern aeroplanes mean that you can reach the castle a great deal quicker than in the reign of Queen Victoria!