Argyll and Bute

A settlement on the east coast of the Kintyre peninsula, Saddell lies 5 miles (8 km) south of Carradale and 8 miles (13 km) north of Campbeltown on Saddell Bay, an inlet of the Kilbrannan Sound that receives the Saddell Water. There are the remains of a Cistercian abbey founded in 1160 by Somerled, whose descendants were MacDonald Lords of the Isles. The community was noted in mediaeval times for its stone carving, some of which features in the grounds of the abbey. The castle at Saddell, built in 1508 by the Bishop of Argyll, was later a stronghold of the Clan Donald.

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