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Kilchurn Castle


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Name: Kilchurn Castle
Location: Peninsula of Loch
Country: Scotland

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Sited on a peninsula in Loch Awe, Kilchurn Castle stands, a splendid ruin, among reeds and marshes. It began as a five-storey, square tower at the east, built in the mid-fifteenth century by Colin Campbell of GIenorchy, 1st Earl of Breadalbane. Additions were made during the sixteenth century, and by the end of the seventeenth the buildings were grouped round a courtyard. It then seems to have been abandoned in the mid-eighteenth century, and is a gaunt shadow of its obvious former splendour. Work has been done to secure some of its dangerous remains and the ruins may be seen from the grounds.