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TITLE
Dunyveg Castle, Islay
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_159_130
PLACENAME
Dunyveg Castle
DISTRICT
Islay
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Kildalton and Oa
DATE OF IMAGE
1874
PERIOD
1870s
CREATOR
Paterson
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
30924
KEYWORDS
castles
Dunyveg
distilleries
Lagavulin
Laphroaig
Lords of the Isles
MacDonalds
clans
Dunyveg Castle, Islay

Dunyveg Castle stands guard over Lagavulin Bay on the east coast of Islay. Close by are the Lagavulin and Laphroaig distilleries.

Vikings are thought to have built on the site as early as 1200. The present ruins were originally a stronghold of the Lords of the Isles and were owned by the MacDonalds of Dunyveg. As well as having a landward entrance the castle also had a sea gate and it is said that small ships were able to sail into the protection of the castle. In 1615 the castle was badly damaged by royal troops under the command of Sir Oliver Lambert.

The illustration was taken from 'A History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans and Highland Regiments vol. 1' ed. by John S. Keltie

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Dunyveg Castle, Islay

ARGYLL: Kildalton and Oa

1870s

castles; Dunyveg; distilleries; Lagavulin; Laphroaig; Lords of the Isles; MacDonalds; clans

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Dunyveg Castle stands guard over Lagavulin Bay on the east coast of Islay. Close by are the Lagavulin and Laphroaig distilleries. <br /> <br /> Vikings are thought to have built on the site as early as 1200. The present ruins were originally a stronghold of the Lords of the Isles and were owned by the MacDonalds of Dunyveg. As well as having a landward entrance the castle also had a sea gate and it is said that small ships were able to sail into the protection of the castle. In 1615 the castle was badly damaged by royal troops under the command of Sir Oliver Lambert. <br /> <br /> The illustration was taken from 'A History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans and Highland Regiments vol. 1' ed. by John S. Keltie