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Duncraig Castle

A large baronial mansion situated a half-mile (1 km) east of Plockton in the Lochalsh district of Highland Council Area, Duncraig Castle was built in 1866 by Sir Alexander Matheson (1805-86) who made his fortune in China. It came into the hands of Inverness-shire County Council, who used it as a school of domestic science. After falling into disrepair, Duncraig was bought by an English family whose account of living together while restoring the castle featured in a BBC television series in 2004.

Matheson did much to bring about the building of the West Highland Railway Line, which passes Duncraig with a halt immediately to the west.


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