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Achnacarry, Highland

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Achnacarry, Highland

Achnacarry (Scottish Gaelic: Achadh na Cairidh; 'field of the fish-trap/weir') is a small hamlet, private estate, and a castle in the Lochaber region of Highland, Scotland. It occupies a strategic position on an isthmus between Loch Lochy to the east, and Loch Arkaig to the west. The settlement has a long association with Clan Cameron, Sir Ewen Cameron of Lochiel built the original Achnacarry Castle in about 1655.
Administrative CountyHighland
Traditional CountyInverness-shire
OS GridNN1787
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Ambulance AuthorityScottish

Other names by which Achnacarry, Highland has been known in the past


Achnacarry, Highland in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Achnacarry, hamlet, estate of Cameron of Lochiel, and a beautiful glen, Kilmalie par., W. Inverness-shire, 12 miles N. of Fort-William; P.O.; the deer forest here extends to 50,000 ac..

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