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Argyll Castles ~ ~ time to go exploring

Throughout Argyll, castles appear to dominate the landscape. inveraray castle claymore Your first thought may be that of a valiant struggle against rampaging hordes of Englishmen or Vikings, defending the Scotland flag fluttering overhead but in reality many a time it was clan warfare and even inter clan squabbles, more to do with money and power than patriotism.

As usual with armed conflicts of any nature it was the poor peasant who suffered and not the rich landowners.

Scotland has had an unsettled and violent past and there are estimated to be in excess of 3000 castles - some still standing, others little more than foundations - mainly in the Highlands & Borders areas.

This section will give you a taste of fortifications in Argyll, the Lands of Lorn and a little bit of history. Where possible there'll be pictures of the castles and coming soon is a section on the clans of scotland so keep checking back.

The list below is not exhaustive and is being added to as and when

castle stalker appinIf there's a particular castle (Or anything for that matter!) you'd like more information on then swordsmanplease use the contact form to get in touch and I'll do what I can.

Alternatively if you'd like to contribute yourself please feel free. Even if you don't have writing skills (I don't ... ) just send me the bare information and I'll make a page of it.

I thoroughly enjoy visiting castles especially when I know some of the history of the region and it's my intention that these pages will enhance your visit.



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