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Ardvreck Castle 2
09-Aug-2012 Stewart Mitchell

Ardvreck Castle 2

Wester Ross, Scotland

On the North shore of Loch Assynt, the castle is thought to have been constructed around 1590 by the Clan MacLeod family.
Local folklore tells of MacLeod's lost daughter, Eimhir, and her continued presence at Loch Assynt.
It is said that Eimhir plunged into the caverns of the Loch and, hiding from the devil to whom she was promised,
made a new home beneath the water's surface, becoming the elusive 'mermaid of Assynt'. Well that's the stuff of legends!!!

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Skip W22-Aug-2012 12:08
Great point of view, and lead lines. Thanks for the story too!
Guest 21-Aug-2012 18:59
Love the photo and the story.
Gill Kopy17-Aug-2012 00:39
Wonderful folklore - can just imagine Eimhir hanging around this desolate spot !
lou_rozensteins16-Aug-2012 22:46
It does look wild and lonely, but a great view for all that! Excellent composition.
Ann...16-Aug-2012 21:29
There is a bleak prettiness to this scene. Eimhir has picked a tranquil place to rest.
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