Kilchurn Castle

The Abandoned Kilchurn Castle in Scotland

Kilchurn Castle is a ruined castle located in argyll and bute Scotland. Firstly, it was started to construct in mid-15th century as the foundation of the Campbells of Glenorchy. During the next 150 years he extented his ruling area and Castle. With the passing of time period, when Campbell became as the Earls of Breadalbane Campbells moved to Tymouth Castle, the kilchurn Castle was abandoned in 1770. Nowadays kilchurn Castle is open to the public during the summer season. And also now it is under the care of Historic Environment Scotland.

Kilchurn Castle

History of kilchurn Castle

The early owners of the castle Campbells of Glenorchy who were the constructors of the kilchurn castle were the most powerful cadet branch more than two centuries. During this time period kilchurn was the first castle among many castles which was the hub of their ruling area. Early Castle was consisted five storey tower house including a courtyard sorrounded by an outer wall. A single – storey dining hall called as “laich Hall” was constructed by Sir Duncan. In 1499-1583 another Campbell of Glenorchy extended the castle by builting some chambers for accommodation. In 1745 kilchurn was used as a government garrison. Kilchurn Castle was abandoned in 1760, because it was badly damaged by a lightning. However now it is open to storms. The roof of the castle was completely removed /ruined by 1770. If you are fond of travelling castles you can visit this castle during summer. Access to the castle can be done by boat or on foot from A85.

Kilchurn Castle

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