Loch Assynt and Ardvreck Castle, Sutherland

The Story Behind the Image - Loch Assynt & Ardvreck Castle

One of the most memorable photography trips in my was a week I spent exploring Assynt from my base at a holiday cottage near Unapool (no, I don't mean Ullapool!). I must have spent half of that week exploring the area around Loch Assynt.

Part of that time was spent trying to capture the beauty and mystique of medieval Ardvreck Castle, whose ruins stand on an island in the loch and can only be reached by a causeway.

You can make out the striking ruins of Ardvreck Castle in the shadows beneath the overhanging bough of a tree I found by the shore of the loch. Ardvreck Castle is a 15th-century fortified tower house that served as the traditional seat of the MacLeods of Assynt.

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