This picturesque Scottish Highland village is surrounded by beautiful countryside and lochs. Loch Quoich, Loch Garry and Loch Oich, the latter of which is one of the smallest of the series of lochs linked by the Caledonian Canal built in the early 1800s by Thomas Telford. Invergarry has a rich historical heritage.
The`Well of the Seven Heads' commemorates a savage incident from the 17th century. In 1663, two sons of the Chief of MacDonnell were killed by their uncle and his six sons. The murderers were subsequently caught, executed, their heads removed from their bodies and washed in this spring. Ever since this event, the spring had been known as 'Tobar-nan-ceann', 'The Well of the Heads'.
‘The Battle of the Shirts’, in which some branches of Clan Donald, supported by Clan Cameron fought Clan Fraser and Clan Grant in 1544 on the North shore of Loch Lochyand Glengarry Castle was one of the bloodiest incidents in the ongoing feud surrounding the succession to the leadership of the MacDonald Clan. Only 5 Frasers and 8 MacDonalds survived the battle out of the several hundred who took part.
Invergarry Castle, whose ruins lie in the grounds of the Glengarry Castle Hotel, was intimately associated with the Jacobite cause, having played host to Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1745 before being destroyed by the Duke of Cumberland in 1746.
The Glengarry Heritage Group has a permanent exhibition which is open from Easter to October, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11am to 3pm housed in the Glengarry Community Hall, which has a public car park and also houses the public toilets and can be found on the A87 travelling out of the village towards the Kyle of Lochalsh and the Skye Bridge which is only one hour by car and is the gateway to the Isle of Skye.
Glengarry Highland Games are held the first Saturday in July every year on the shinty pitch at the side of the Community Hall.
Truly a magnificent setting for your peaceful stop in the Highlands.