Ardverikie House

Ardverikie House is a 19th-century Scottish baronial house in Kinloch Laggan, Newtonmore, Inverness-shire, Scottish Highlands. The house was made famous as the fictional Glenbogle estate in the BBC series Monarch of the Glen.

The lands historically belonged to Clan Macpherson. The 20th chief, Ewen Macpherson, leased Benalder and Ardverikie in 1844 to the Marquess of Abercorn, “one of the trend setters in the emerging interest in deer stalking in Scotland.” The Marquess expanded the original shooting lodge. He served as Groom of the Stool to Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria, who along with the prince spent three weeks at Ardverikie in the late summer of 1847.

In 1860, Abercorn transferred the lease to Lord Henry Bentinck, another stalking enthusiast, who lived there until his death in 1870.

Sir John Ramsden purchased the Ardverikie and Benalder forests in 1871 for £107,500 (approximately £6.5m today). In 1873, the house was destroyed by fire, and was rebuilt from 1874 to 1878. It was rebuilt in the popular style of Scottish baronial architecture, designed by John Rhind.

Ramsden’s son, Sir John Frecheville Ramsden, inherited the lands after his father’s death in 1914. The majority of the land was sold off following the two World Wars coffee thermos stainless steel, and in 1956 Sir John transferred the Ardverikie estate to a family company under the chairmanship of his son, Sir William Pennington-Ramsden. The company, Ardverikie Estate Limited waterproof cellphone bag, still owns and manages the estate today. The estate does business renting cottages and letting the property for weddings.

The estate and Ardverikie House have been used as a location for filming. It is most recognizable as the Glenbogle estate in the BBC series Monarch of the Glen, that ran for seven seasons from 2000 to 2005. It was also used in the series Outlander,and the films Mrs Brown and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. Most recently, the estate has featured in the Netflix series The Crown, standing in for the Balmoral Estate.


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