Loch an Eilein is a small irregular shaped, freshwater loch in the Rothiemurchus Forest south of Aviemore, Scotland. Loch an Eilein comes from the Scottish Gaelic and means 'Loch of the island'.
Rob Roy and other cattle rustlers are believed to have frequented the loch, and one side of the loch is called 'Robbers Way'.
In the middle of the Loch, on what may be a natural island, are the ruins of a small 15th century castle. The castle is said to have once been the property of Alexander Stewart the Wolf of Badenoch. The Jacobites, retreating from Cromdale in 1690, besieged the castle, which was held by Dame Grizel Mor Grant, widow of the fifth laird Grant. At this time the castle was connected to the shore by a causeway. The causeway was lost when the water level in the loch was raised in the 18th century.
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