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Inversnaid


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A hamlet with a hotel situated on the eastern shore of Loch Lomond. There are spectacular views across the loch to the Arrochar 'Alps' and nearby are the rock pools and water falls of the Snaid Burn. The locality provided inspiration for the poets William Wordsworth and Gerard Manley Hopkins, and Sir Walter Scott passed this way in 1792 and 1828, as did Prince Albert in 1849 and Queen Victoria in 1869. Tourist followed, travelling across Loch Lomond from Tarbet by steamer and then onwards to Stronachlachar on Loch Katrine by horse-drawn coach. A ferry still crosses to Inversnaid Pier several times daily. Inversnaid Hotel was built in 1790 as a hunting lodge for the Duke of Montrose.

Inversnaid is located 20 miles (32 km) northwest of Aberfoyle. To the east is a farmstead known as the Garrison of Inversnaid which incorporates the remains of the military barracks built in 1718-19 to control the Jacobite districts after the 1715 rebellion. Rob Roy MacGregor acquired land at Inversnaid. The West Highland Way passes through Inversnaid and a mile to the north by the loch side is Rob Roy's Cave, a refuge often used by MacGregor.


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