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TITLE
Castle Stalker
EXTERNAL ID
PC_JMSTRACHAN_028
PLACENAME
Appin
DISTRICT
North Lorn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin
CREATOR
JM Strachan
SOURCE
J I R Martin
ASSET ID
28885
KEYWORDS
castles
clans
residences
buildings
Castle Stalker

Castle Stalker sits on a rocky islet in Loch Laich about 25 miles north of Oban. The tower house was built by the Stewarts of Appin in the 1440s. King James IV was a cousin of the Stewarts of Appin and often visited the castle, using it as a base for hunting and hawking.

In 1620 the castle was lost to the Campbells in a drunker wager but regained in 1689 only to be forfeited two years later because of the Stewarts' loyalty to the Jacobite cause. The castle was used as a Government garrison during the 1745 Jacobite Rising.

The Campbells resided in the castle until 1800 when they moved to a new house at Airds. The castle was completely abandoned in 1840 when it lost its roof. In 1965 Castle Stalker was bought by the late Lt Col DR Stewart Allward and restored to a fully habitable state. The castle is still owned by his family.

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Castle Stalker

ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin

castles; clans; residences; buildings;

J I R Martin

Castle Stalker sits on a rocky islet in Loch Laich about 25 miles north of Oban. The tower house was built by the Stewarts of Appin in the 1440s. King James IV was a cousin of the Stewarts of Appin and often visited the castle, using it as a base for hunting and hawking.<br /> <br /> In 1620 the castle was lost to the Campbells in a drunker wager but regained in 1689 only to be forfeited two years later because of the Stewarts' loyalty to the Jacobite cause. The castle was used as a Government garrison during the 1745 Jacobite Rising.<br /> <br /> The Campbells resided in the castle until 1800 when they moved to a new house at Airds. The castle was completely abandoned in 1840 when it lost its roof. In 1965 Castle Stalker was bought by the late Lt Col DR Stewart Allward and restored to a fully habitable state. The castle is still owned by his family.