6 de noviembre de 2011

Escocia: Inveraray

Inveraray Castle ( del gaélico Caisteal Inbhir Aora)

A orillas del Loch Fyne.

En un principio se construyó una torre fortificada. Décadas más tarde se levantó el castillo, del siglo XVIII (1746-1789), y actual hogar del Duque de Argyll, jefe del clan Campbell.

Refleja la posición económica de la familia.

Sufrió sendos incendios en 1877 y 1975.

Como es natural, cuenta con su fantasma: un músico arpista que fue ahorcado allá por el 1644 por espiar a la señora de la casa. En fin, dicen sus visitantes que aún se puede escuchar el sonido de su instrumento (el arpa).

En cualquier caso, con o sin fantasma, es fácil de ver (el castillo) y tiene un buen acceso por carretera.








3 comentarios:

http://www.celticcastles.com dijo...

Inveraray Castle dates from the 18th century and is home to the Duke of Argyll, Chief of the Clan Campbell, whose family have lived in Inveraray for over five centuries. Inveraray Castle has been standing on the shores of Loch Fyne since the 1400s, although the impressive castle we know today was inspired by a sketch by Vanburgh, the architect of Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard in the 1700s. Inveraray is easily one of the most iconic castles in Scotland, but there’s a lot more to it than that. Check out the Mull of Kintyre as well!

http://www.enotes.com/topic/Clan_Campbell dijo...

The origins of Clan Campbell are uncertain. The earliest attested Campbell is Gilleasbaig of Menstrie (floruit 1260s), father of Cailean Mór, from whom the chiefs of the clan are thought to have taken their style MacCailean Mór. The byname kambel is recorded at this time. Fanciful reconstructions derive it from the Spanish de Campo Bello, but the likely source is the caimbeul, an Early Modern Irish or Gaelic by name meaning wry mouth, crooked mouth or twisted mouth, which refers to "the man whose mouth inclined a little on one side"

http://www.lochfyne.info/maps/index.php dijo...

Loch Fyne stretches from the where the Clyde Estuary meets the Kilbrannan Sound and the salt sea water of Loch Fyne curves north west towards Tarbert and up to Lochgilphead before bending away towards the north east where it passes Inveraray on the way to Cairndow, the location of the first established Loch Fyne restaurant.

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