Kilchurn Castle

★★★☆☆

kilchurn castle

Many Scottish castles tell the story of the changing times they lived through.
It is quite common to find a castle that started life as a stronghold before being converted over the years to first a comfortable, then a showcase, home: or which was abandoned in favour of a nearby fine house when the struggle of conversion became too much trouble, and defence was no longer a priority.
Kilchurn Castle evolved in a slightly different way. It was built in about 1450 by Sir Colin Campbell, first Lord of Glenorchy, and it started life as a five storey tower house with a courtyard defended by an outer wall. By about 1500 an additional range and a hall had been added to the south side of the castle. Further buildings went up during the 1500s and 1600s.

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Location
Tyndrum, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Built
15th century

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Hello...located on loch awe..with the mountains in the background. Lovely peaceful spot to enjoy! dale



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