Castles in Argyll and Bute: Dunstaffnage Castle, Ardencaple Castle, Faslane Castle, Shandon Castle, and St Michael's Chapel, Rothesay Castle

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9781155522159: Castles in Argyll and Bute: Dunstaffnage Castle, Ardencaple Castle, Faslane Castle, Shandon Castle, and St Michael's Chapel, Rothesay Castle
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: Dunstaffnage Castle, Ardencaple Castle, Faslane Castle, Shandon Castle, and St Michael's Chapel, Rothesay Castle, Duart Castle, Craignish Castle, Achanduin Castle, Castle Toward, Kilchurn Castle, Cairnburgh Castle, Carnasserie Castle, Castle Sween, Dunaverty Castle, Duntrune Castle, Castle Stalker, Torosay Castle, Kilmory Castle, Carrick Castle, Coeffin, Achallader Castle, Kilmahew Castle, Dunans Castle, Tarbert Castle, Finlaggan, Skipness Castle, Dunollie Castle, Kames Castle, Dunderave Castle, Glengorm Castle, Saddell Castle, Auchenbreck Castle, Dunyvaig Castle, Torrisdale Castle, Gylen Castle, Moy Castle, Barcaldine Castle, Askomill House, Finlaggan Castle, Calgary Castle, Inveraray Castle, Claig Castle, Aros Castle, Loch Gorm Castle, Fincharn Castle, Minard Castle, Kilmartin Castle, Kilberry Castle, Innes Chonnel Castle, Lachlan Castle, Kilkerran Castle, Largie Castle, Rhunahaorine, Breachacha Castle, Largie Castle, Tayinloan, Airds Castle, Stonefield Castle. Excerpt: Dunstaffnage Castle is a partially ruined castle in Argyll and Bute, western Scotland. It lies 3 miles (4.8 km) N.N.E. of Oban, situated on a platform of conglomerate rock on a promontory at the south-west of the entrance to Loch Etive, and is surrounded on three sides by the sea. The castle dates back to the 13th century, making it one of Scotland's oldest stone castles, in a local group which includes Castle Sween and Castle Tioram. Guarding a strategic location, it was built by the MacDougall lords of Lorn, and has been held since the 15th century by the Clan Campbell. To this day there is a hereditary Captain of Dunstaffnage, although they no longer reside at the castle. Dunstaffnage is maintained by Historic Scotland, and is open to the public, although the 16th century gatehouse is retained as the private property of the Captain. The prefix d...

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