Coordinates: 57°24′27″N 3°42′23″W / 57.40750°N 3.70639°W / 57.40750; -3.70639
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Lochindorb Castle can only be reached by boat
Lochindorb is located in Highland
LocationStrathspey, Scotland
Coordinates57°24′27″N 3°42′23″W / 57.40750°N 3.70639°W / 57.40750; -3.70639
Basin countriesUnited Kingdom
IslandsLochindorb Castle

Lochindorb (from the Scottish Gaelic: Loch nan Doirb meaning "loch of the minnows")[1] is a freshwater loch north of Grantown on Spey in the Highland council area of Scotland. In the loch there is an island, which is now thought to have been artificially created, and on that island are the ruins of Lochindorb Castle, a former stronghold of the Clan Comyn. King Edward I of England stayed in the castle during his 1303 campaign against the Scots. The loch is a popular spot with fishers, and also with birdwatchers, who come to see the local black-throated divers and greylag geese. At the southeast edge of the loch there is a small patch of coniferous forest.

The "Wolf's Lair": Lochindorb Castle at Lochindorb in Badenoch, stronghold of Alexander Stewart, Earl of Buchan.


Lochindorb is home to an array of wildlife and is a popular fishing and birdwatching spot. The loch was traditionally a game loch. It used to have a large native population of brown trout, but their numbers have dramatically decreased. Introduced pike have been recorded there in recent years.

External links[edit]

  • Site Record for Lochindorb Castle, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland - information on the castle


  1. ^ Iain Mac an Tàilleir. "Placenames" (PDF). Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Archived from the original (pdf) on 26 September 2011. Retrieved 23 July 2010.