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Kilchurn Castle

Kilchurn Castle

Built in the mid-15th century by Sir Colin Campbell of Glenorchy, Kilchurn Castle (Castel cheulchurn) is situated at the northern end of Loch Awe, two miles west of Dalmally. This five-storey tower house was damaged in attacks by the MacGregors until their subjugation by the Campbells, and it was not eventually abandoned until the later 18th century. A picturesque and romantic ruin, it now lies on a peninsula (rather than the island as shown by Pont) due to the lowering of the Loch Awe water level in 1817.

Detail from Pont Map 14

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