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The River and the Castle.

By Tooma
I have gone back to a day trip in June of 2015 for this shot. The River is the Aray, and it is Inveraray Castle. "Inver", means the mouth of, at the mouth of - which is also the name of the near bye town. Loch Fyne is immediately behind me as I took my shot.

"The castle was built in the Gothic Revival style. Work on it began in 1743. This castle replaced an earlier 15th-century castle. The foundation stone was laid in October 1746. These dates makes it one of the earliest Gothic Revival buildings, together with Strawberry Hill House. Originally, all the roofs were flat and crenelated. Later, a third floor with pitched roof and dormer windows was added on all four wings and steep conical roofs were added on top of the four round towers. The village of Inveraray was moved in the 1770s to give the castle a more secluded setting.
Designers who worked on the house include William Adam and Roger Morris."

Tags: History Scenic Riverside Loch fyne Arcitecture Landscape and travel Inveraray Argyll and bute River Aray

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Comments


Nicely composed good texture well done.
WesternRed.
gconant Plus
10 31 1 United States
19 Jun 2020 1:54AM
A beautiful landscape, and the castle is magnificent
I also enjoy reading pertinent information like you provided for this image Tom.

Glenn
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
19 Jun 2020 2:14AM
A brilliant image, thanks for your text!
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
19 Jun 2020 3:04AM
Interesting information. A lovely image and well composed.
bluesandtwos 11 507 1 England
19 Jun 2020 8:45AM
What a lovely place! If I ever get the chance to venture 'up north' I think I may well ask you to write an itinerary for me! Smile

Dave
viscostatic 14 49 9 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2020 9:29AM
A beautiful and impressive image Tom. So to give the posh knobs a bit more privacy they just moved a whole village.

Phil.
19 Jun 2020 9:43AM
An excellent capture of this iconic castle, Tom - and a very interesting and informative narrative, too.
Brings back wonderful memories of our visit to Inveraray and its castle in 1974 whilst on honeymoon!SmileSmile
I'd love to revisit at some time.

RichardSmile
mac Plus
19 12 Scotland
19 Jun 2020 12:41PM
Quite a castle, which you have fitted well into the surrounding landscape. Your comments give a good idea how it all came about.
Ian
PhilT2 Plus
11 534 31 England
19 Jun 2020 3:39PM
Well composed shot Tom. Very attractive castle set within beautiful landscape
19 Jun 2020 7:46PM
Delighted to make it 30 Tom. 😀 👍 Sorry not to have kept up with postings; the brain cell's been in for its service and MOT. 🥴 🙃 😕 🤓
dales Plus
5 11 Australia
20 Jun 2020 4:48AM
A very beautiful composition of this iconic fairyland Castle and surrounds Tom , very interesting history
Ian
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2020 6:40PM
Excellent image, a very serene place...
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