Castle of the Day
Ardvreck Castle, Sutherland
The castle is thought to have been built around 1590 by the Clan MacLeod family. During the time of the Covenanters, James Graham, the Marquis of Montrose, was captured and held at Ardvreck Castle before being transported to Edinburgh for trial and execution. Montrose was a Royalist, fighting on the side of Charles I against the Covenanters. After being defeated at the Battle of Carbondale, Montrose fled to Ardvreck, but was trapped in the castle dungeon by the MacLeods who sent for the Covenanter troops.
Incidentally it was 362 years ago this week that Graham was executed.
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