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Duntrune Castle

A historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

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Duntroon Castle, an ancient baronial fortalice, repaired and modernised into a comfortable mansion, in Kilmartin parish, Argyllshire, on a headland projecting from the northern shore of Loch Crinan, 4 miles SW of Kilmartin village. Long the seat of the Campbells of Duntroon, it was unsuccessfully besieged by Colkitto in 1644; now it belongs to Malcolm of Poltalloch, and presents an imposing appearance as seen from the Crinan Canal.

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