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Kilchurn Castle

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Scotland, United Kingdom.

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This castle has a very picturesque site, a rocky promontory (once an Island) at the north end of Loch Awe, surrounded by mountains. It belonged to the Campbells of Glenorchy, later Earls of Breadalbane. The pentagonal court has three corner turrets with gunloops dating from the 1690s then the castle was made into a barracks against Jacobites. Two ruined ranges also date from then. The court is reached through the lowest level of a 15th century tower house with later corner turrets, one now fallen to the ground.

Written by  Mike Salter.

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