Friday photo; Amhuinnsuidhe Castle

This weeks Friday Photo is a picture of sunny Amhunnsuidhe Castle in Harris.  The castle was built in 1865 by the seventh Earl of Dunmore, son of Catherine Murray, Countess of Dummore, who was a great patron of Harris Tweed.  Today it is used as both a shooting and fishing lodge and event venue.  The translation of Gaelic to English means ‘sitting by the river’, and its prime location makes it one of the most picturesque castles in Britain.  This photo is sure to bring back fond memories for our Trainee Donna, who spent a summer working in the Castle.

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  1. A recent email from a follower of the blog, Mr D J MacLeod, offers the following alternative to the derivation of the place name Amhunnsuide: “the name is compunded from Old Norse ‘hafs-eidh’ meaning sea peninsula”.