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Dunstaffnage Castle, Scotland

Dunstaffnage Castle as seen here dates from the 13th century, built by Duncan or Ewen MacDougall Lords of Lorn.

The site however may well have be used as a strong hold as far back as the 7th century, when it was possibly the center of the kingdom of Dalriada. 

Looking at the shape of the castle you can see it was built for function, not just a dwelling but obviously to repel attack and to be easily defended, it looks as imposing today as it must have done to the medieval eye.
Its location on the west coast of Argyll makes it a very worth while visit being near to so many other historic sites, Castle Sween, Kilchurn Castle only 2 of the many as well as the natural beauty of Argyll and surrounding areas.

The Castle is sited approx.3 miles north of the town of Oban on the A85 near the village of Dunbeg.

Picture Dunstaffnage Castle - Scotland

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Picture Dunstaffnage Castle, Scotland