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TITLE
Castle Stalker, Appin
EXTERNAL ID
PC_JMSTRACHAN_042
PLACENAME
Appin
DISTRICT
North Lorn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin
PERIOD
1970s
CREATOR
JM Strachan
SOURCE
J I R Martin
ASSET ID
28899
KEYWORDS
Argyllshire
castles
jacobites
Castle Stalker, Appin

Castle Stalker, a three-storey tower house, sits on a small islet at the mouth of Loch Liach, by Loch Linnhe. It was probably constructed in the mid-16th century for the Stewarts of Appin although there may have been a fortification on the site as early as the 14th century.

The castle has changed hands several times and was famously lost in a gamble to the Campbells in 1620. After the battle of Dunkeld (1689) the castle was forfeited to the Crown as a result of the Stewarts' support for James VII and II. During the '45 it was used as a government army garrison. By 1830 the castle was abandoned and roofless but in the 1960s it was carefully restored by the late Lt. Col. Stewart Allward. This photograph shows the castle before its restoration.

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Castle Stalker, Appin

ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin

1970s

Argyllshire; castles; jacobites;

J I R Martin

Castle Stalker, a three-storey tower house, sits on a small islet at the mouth of Loch Liach, by Loch Linnhe. It was probably constructed in the mid-16th century for the Stewarts of Appin although there may have been a fortification on the site as early as the 14th century. <br /> <br /> The castle has changed hands several times and was famously lost in a gamble to the Campbells in 1620. After the battle of Dunkeld (1689) the castle was forfeited to the Crown as a result of the Stewarts' support for James VII and II. During the '45 it was used as a government army garrison. By 1830 the castle was abandoned and roofless but in the 1960s it was carefully restored by the late Lt. Col. Stewart Allward. This photograph shows the castle before its restoration.