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Kinlochaline Castle

Kinlochaline is a B-listed tower-house situated at the head of Loch Aline, looking out onto the Sound of Mull, in the Morvern district of Highland Council Area. Built in the later 15th century as a square turreted tower, it has lain in ruins since the late 17th century after numerous raids during the campaigns of James Graham, the 1st Marquis of Montrose (1612-50). It was roofless by 1730, when it was acquired by Sir Alexander Murray of Stanhope, who had plans for its restoration, but repair was not undertaken until 1890, when it was remodelled as a folly by architect Alexander Ross (1834 - 1925) for the Ardtornish Estate. It is now privately owned and was restored 1999-2000 as a family home.

The painter Horatio McCulloch painted a romantic image of the castle in 1855.


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