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Ardvourlie Castle

A picturesque shooting lodge on the western shore of Loch Seaforth in North Harris, close to the boundary with Lewis, Ardvourlie Castle was built by Charles Murray, the 7th Earl of Dunmore in 1863. A tall, crow-stepped and white-harled edifice, the castle was let for sporting use by the Earl's North Harris Estate. However, Ardvourlie was quickly overshadowed by the building of the much grander Amhuinnsuidhe Castle, completed in 1868. With the rest of the estate, the Ardvourlie passed to the Scott family on the bankruptcy of the Earl in 1868. It was sold to Lord Leverhulme in 1919 but bought back by the Scotts on Leverhulme's death in 1925.


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