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Dunstaffnage

Argyll & the Isles

Dunstaffnage Castle, situated on the promotary opposite the marina, was built before 1275 on a huge rock overlooking the Firth of Lorn, Dunstaffnage was the mighty stronghold of the MacDougalls, guarding the all important access from the Firth of Lorn to Central Scotland via the Pass of Brander.

The castle, with its huge curtain wall, was captured by Robert the Bruce in 1309 and remained in royal possession for some years. The castle is open daily to visitors in summer.