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Kilchurn Castle was built in the mid-1400s by Sir Colin Campbell, 1st Lord of Glenorchy.
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In 1432, Colin, second son of Duncan Campbell, was granted Glenorchy, at the north end of Loch Awe. This grant was designed to ensure Colin’s loyalty following the sudden death of his elder brother, Gillespic.
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Colin’s descendants, the Campbells of Glenorchy (later earls of Breadalbane), were the most powerful of the numerous cadets of Clan Campbell. Indeed, there were times when this branch almost rivalled the clan chiefs, the earls of Argyll, for supremacy.
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Throughout its history, the castle has served as a fortress, comfortable residence and later a garrison stronghold, and contains the oldest surviving barracks on the British mainland.
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After the first Jacobite Rising of 1689, Kilchurn was converted into a garrison stronghold, but was abandoned by the end of the 1700s.
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Image by @bec.lee_ ———————————————————
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Kilchurn Castle was built in the mid-1400s by Sir Colin Campbell, 1st Lord of Glenorchy. ▫️ In 1432, Colin, second son of Duncan Campbell, was granted Glenorchy, at the north end of Loch Awe. This grant was designed to ensure Colin’s loyalty following the sudden death of his elder brother, Gillespic. ▫️ Colin’s descendants, the Campbells of Glenorchy (later earls of Breadalbane), were the most powerful of the numerous cadets of Clan Campbell. Indeed, there were times when this branch almost rivalled the clan chiefs, the earls of Argyll, for supremacy. ▫️ Throughout its history, the castle has served as a fortress, comfortable residence and later a garrison stronghold, and contains the oldest surviving barracks on the British mainland. ▫️ After the first Jacobite Rising of 1689, Kilchurn was converted into a garrison stronghold, but was abandoned by the end of the 1700s. ▫️ Image by @bec.lee_ ——————————————————— #scottish #lovescotland #scotland #mountains #reflection #tourism #dronestagram #visitscotland #love_scotland #travelinggram #wildlifephotography #thisisscotland #travelphotography #instagood10k #brilliantbritain #ig_worldclub #igersscotland #goexplore #castle #discoverglobe #discoverearth #roamtheplanet #history #castlesofscotland #scotlandsbeauty #passionpassport #discoverscotland #greatnorthcollective #abandonedplaces #escocia


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