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Ardclach Bell TowerArdclach Bell TowerArdclach,  lies south of Nairn in lands watered by the river Findhorn and is seen to its best advantage near Ardclach Bell Tower.

This curious 17th-century structure was built because the parish church was too well hidden from view for lookouts there to be able to give warning of raiding clans.

The tower is on a high ridge overlooking the river, and thus served as a watchtower for the people of the district.

The church itself has been rebuilt several times since the original was erected before the 17th century. Scotland's first missionary to India, Donald Mitchell, was born in Ardclach in 1782.


  • Fort Ardclach Latitude: 57.492946 Longitude: -3.743854
  • Ardclach WOEID 10922
  • Ardclach Postcode IV12

Donald Mitchell founded many schools and paved the way for continuing missionary work in the Bombay area, all in the space of the year before his early death in 1823. A cairn was erected to his memory in 1961  near the Bell Tower.

Looking for holiday accommodation in and around Ardclach area you will have a good selection of holiday rentals including hotels, bed and breakfast, guest house and self catering accommodation to make your holiday enjoyable.

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