From Invergarry, drive 5.5km (3 1/2 miles) south, following A82 toward Fort William if you want to visit the 1812 monument Well of the Heads (Tobar nan Ceann in Gaelic). The only sign indicating the well's position is a grocery store (Well of the Seven Heads Grocery & Convenience Mart). At the store, a staff member will direct you down a short forest path to the well itself. The well was erected by MacDonnell of Glengarry to commemorate the decapitation of seven brothers who had murdered the two sons of a 17th-century chief of Clan Keppoch, a branch of the MacDonnells, at Glengarry. An obelisk supports the bronzed heads of the seven victims. Alas, the legend of the well is more exciting than the actual site.
On the grounds of Glengarry Castle Hotel, you can see the meager ruins of Invergarry Castle, the stronghold of the MacDonnells of Glengarry. A few grim walls remain. The site of the castle on Raven's Rock, overlooking Loch Oich in the Great Glen, was a strategic one in the days of clan feuds and Jacobite risings. Because the castle ruins aren't safe, you can view them only from outside. From Invergarry, drive 2.5km (1 1/2 miles) south, following A82 toward Fort William, and then turn off to follow the signs pointing to the hotel. The ruins lie beside the hotel's very long main driveway, surrounded by trees.
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