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TITLE
Dunaverty Castle, Kintyre
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_468_P171
PLACENAME
Southend
DISTRICT
Kintyre
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Southend
DATE OF IMAGE
1902
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31284
KEYWORDS
Dunaverty Rock
Kintyre
Lords of the Isles
MacDonalds of Kintyre
Rathlin Island
General Leslie
Bloody Rock
Dunaverty Castle
castles
fortresses
Dunaverty Castle, Kintyre

This illustration was taken from "Argyll's Highlands" by Cuthbert Bede. It shows a photograph of Dunaverty Rock in Kintyre.

On the highest point of the rock once stood a castle, famous for being a stronghold of the Lords of the Isles, the MacDonalds of Kintyre. Robert the Bruce was said to have found asylum here, prior to his escape to Rathlin Island, off the coast of Ireland. The castle was the site of many battles,the most famous being in 1647, when 300 people were put to death by the Covenanters, led by General Leslie. The fortress was razed to the ground, leaving the rock bare. Because of its violent history, the rock is also referred to as Bloody Rock

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Dunaverty Castle, Kintyre

ARGYLL: Southend

Dunaverty Rock; Kintyre; Lords of the Isles; MacDonalds of Kintyre; Rathlin Island; General Leslie; Bloody Rock; Dunaverty Castle; castles; fortresses

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Fraser Mackintosh Collection (photographs)

This illustration was taken from "Argyll's Highlands" by Cuthbert Bede. It shows a photograph of Dunaverty Rock in Kintyre.<br /> <br /> On the highest point of the rock once stood a castle, famous for being a stronghold of the Lords of the Isles, the MacDonalds of Kintyre. Robert the Bruce was said to have found asylum here, prior to his escape to Rathlin Island, off the coast of Ireland. The castle was the site of many battles,the most famous being in 1647, when 300 people were put to death by the Covenanters, led by General Leslie. The fortress was razed to the ground, leaving the rock bare. Because of its violent history, the rock is also referred to as Bloody Rock