Kodak EasyShare C613 Photo #9 INVERNESS CASTLE

The castle enjoys a fine commanding position looking over town and the river Ness. I had quite forgotten that there is a statue of Flora MacDonald (and her dog) in front of the castle so no picture this visit. The following info comes from the excellent website: www.castleuk.net/castle_lists_scotland/26/invernesscastle... "Inverness Castle was originally a 12th century earth and timber enclosure fortress, founded by King David I. In the early 14th century during the Wars of Independence, English troops under King Edward I occupied the castle, which was taken and destroyed by King Robert the Bruce in 1310. In the early 15th century Alexander, earl of Mar, founded a stone castle on the hill and in the 16th century George Gordon, earl of Huntly added a high square stone tower. Seizes and badly damaged by the Royalists in 1649, from 1653-8 Cromwell's Fort was built at the mouth of t...

Technical Details

1/319 s
18 mm
80 ISO