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TITLE
Dunstaffnage Castle
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_351A_2_P411
PLACENAME
Dunstaffnage Castle
DISTRICT
South Lorn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Kilmore and Kilbride
DATE OF IMAGE
1776
PERIOD
1760s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31157
KEYWORDS
castles
clans
Jacobites
Dunstaffnage Castle

This illustration was taken from 'A Tour in Scotland' by Thomas Pennant.
It shows a view of Dunstaffnage Castle, situated five miles north of Oban on the west coast of Scotland.

The castle was built by Duncan or Ewan MacDougall, around 1275. Once a clan MacDougall stronghold, it was seized by Robert The Bruce in 1309, who put it into the control of the clan Campbell, in the name of the Crown.

It is said to have been the home of the famous 'Stone of Destiny', when it was brought to Scotland from Ireland, via Iona. It also claims to be the place where Flora MacDonald was imprisoned, after helping Charles Edward Stuart to escape after the Jacobite Rising in 1746

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Dunstaffnage Castle

ARGYLL: Kilmore and Kilbride

1760s

castles; clans; Jacobites

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

This illustration was taken from 'A Tour in Scotland' by Thomas Pennant.<br /> It shows a view of Dunstaffnage Castle, situated five miles north of Oban on the west coast of Scotland.<br /> <br /> The castle was built by Duncan or Ewan MacDougall, around 1275. Once a clan MacDougall stronghold, it was seized by Robert The Bruce in 1309, who put it into the control of the clan Campbell, in the name of the Crown.<br /> <br /> It is said to have been the home of the famous 'Stone of Destiny', when it was brought to Scotland from Ireland, via Iona. It also claims to be the place where Flora MacDonald was imprisoned, after helping Charles Edward Stuart to escape after the Jacobite Rising in 1746