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INVERARAY CASTLE, THE SEAT OF THE CAMPBELLS

INVERARAY CASTLE, THE SEAT OF THE CAMPBELLS

Near the present Inveraray Castle once stood the stronghold of the MacCailean Mor, the picturesque chieftain of history and the romances of Scott and Stevenson. Inveraray town itself was moved to its present site in 1742, and the castle shown in the photograph was begun shortly after that date. There have been Campbells at Inveraray since the fourteenth century; it was the first Earl of Argyll who built the original structure; and the later one is the seat of the present duke. The lovely grounds are more than thirty miles in circumference.

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