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TITLE
Dunstaffnage Castle
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_350_P136
PLACENAME
Dunstaffnage Castle
DISTRICT
South Lorn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Kilmore and Kilbride
DATE OF IMAGE
1800
PERIOD
1800s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31113
KEYWORDS
Dunstaffnage Castle
castles
Lords of the Isles
Flora MacDonald
lochs
Dunstaffnage Castle

Dunstaffnage Castle is located north of Oban at a strategic point on the Firth of Lorn at the mouth of Loch Etive. It was built in the 13th century by the MacDougalls who were appointed Lords of the Isles by King Haakon of Norway. In 1309 the castle was taken by Robert the Bruce who transferred control to the Campbells.

During the 1745 Jacobite uprising Government forces were garrisoned at Dunstaffnage and it was also used as a temporary prison for Flora MacDonald in 1746 after she was arrested for helping Bonnie Prince Charlie escape after the battle of Culloden.

This illustration was taken from T. Garnett's 'Observations on a tour through the Highlands'

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Dunstaffnage Castle

ARGYLL: Kilmore and Kilbride

1800s

Dunstaffnage Castle; castles; Lords of the Isles; Flora MacDonald; lochs

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Dunstaffnage Castle is located north of Oban at a strategic point on the Firth of Lorn at the mouth of Loch Etive. It was built in the 13th century by the MacDougalls who were appointed Lords of the Isles by King Haakon of Norway. In 1309 the castle was taken by Robert the Bruce who transferred control to the Campbells.<br /> <br /> During the 1745 Jacobite uprising Government forces were garrisoned at Dunstaffnage and it was also used as a temporary prison for Flora MacDonald in 1746 after she was arrested for helping Bonnie Prince Charlie escape after the battle of Culloden.<br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from T. Garnett's 'Observations on a tour through the Highlands'