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Abbotsford was Sir Walter Scott’s creation and, after his death in 1832, somewhere visited by millions. It was built on the proceeds of a phenomenally successful literary career, and Scott became determined to keep it in his family as he...
The Du Teillay with Prince Charles Stuart on board sailed throughout the night of 4 July 1745 (N.S.) to finally lay anchor in the bay just south-east off the fortified port of Le Palais in Belle-Ile, most probably by the...
Historic Balhousie Castle is both the home of The Black Watch and the unique setting for their regimental museum. The castle was owned by the Hay family, the Earls of Kinnoull. The Seventh Earl and his heir were imprisoned in...
Seat of the Murrays since the 17th century. The family took part in all of the Jacobite risings but with members on opposing sides. The castle was briefly besieged in 1689 when the pro-Jacobite Factor refused entry to Lord John...
A museum of Scottish catholic history with important collections from the former Scots Colleges throughout Europe. The significant collection of Jacobite items includes many portraits.
Built in 1628 the tower-house was burnt in 1689 to prevent its use as a Government garrison. Confiscated by the crown in 1716 after the Earl of Mar’s leadership of the 1715 rising, it was leased to the Government by...
Built in the fifteenth century with later additions it is one of the largest tower houses in Scotland. Clan Fraser were (generally!) Jacobite supporters and included the famous Simon 'the Fox' Fraser, Lord Lovat. Some of his letters are on...
Seat of the Chiefs of Clan Menzies for over 500 years. Situated in a strategic location, it was involved in much of the turbulent history of the Highlands. During the 45 the Castle first hosted Prince Charles Edward, who rested...
The Camerons have lived in Lochaber since the 14th century. Achnacarry House is the seat of the Clan Cameron and home of Cameron of Lochiel. The Museum in the grounds of the house traces the history of the Clan from...

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