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Ardvreck Castle | Highlands | Scotland

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Image taken of Ardvreck Castle, situated on Loch Assynt, Scotland.

 

Photography by Chris Smith.

 

Canon 450D

f/14

1/100 second exposure

17mm focal length

ISO - 100

17-40L USM Wide Angle Lens

 

I was having a very bad day with the weather which was a shame as we were travelling round some awesome places up in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland. Even when we arrived at this Castle the rain was pouring it down. We decided to give it half an hour though and I am so glad we did. The Clouds broke up and the sun came out for a while, which gave us chance to get the cameras out.

 

Some info on Ardvreck Castle:

 

Ardvreck Castle was a rectangular-shaped keep comprising three storeys. Under the castle the vaulted basement is pierced by gunloops and the round stair turret is corbelled out to support a square caphouse. Despite the small size of the ruined tower, Ardvreck was originally a large and imposing structure and it is thought that the castle included a walled garden and formal courtyard. The remains of the foundations can still be seen and cover a large area. Unfortunately, all that remains today is a tower and part of a defensive wall. When the waters of the loch rise very high, the peninsula on which the castle stands can be cut off from the mainland.

 

Thanks for looking,

 

All the best, Chris

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Taken on September 19, 2011