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Dunstaffnage Castle

Dunstaffnage Castle
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

Dunstaffnage Castle

The substantial ruined remains of Dunstaffnage Castle lie on a headland to the north of the village of Dunbeg, 2 miles (3 km) north of Oban on Argyll and Bute. Maintaining a strategic position on the Firth of Lorn at the mouth of Loch Etive, Dunstaffnage was built in the 13th century by the MacDougalls. In 1309 it was taken by Robert the Bruce who gave it to the Campbells who held it intermittently until 1858.

Dunstaffnage was previously one of the seats of the ancient Kingdom of Dalriada from the 7th to the 9th centuries. It was abandoned as the Vikings took control of the Inner Hebrides and parts of the Argyll.


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