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TITLE
Skipness Castle, Kintyre
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_468_P208
PLACENAME
Skipness
DISTRICT
Kintyre
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Saddell and Skipness
DATE OF IMAGE
1902
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31287
KEYWORDS
Skipness Castle
MacSweens
Vikings
Lords of The Isles
MacDonalds of Kintyre
Forresters
Earl of Argyll
castles
fortress
Skipness Castle, Kintyre

This illustration was taken from "Argyll's Highlands" by Cuthbert Bede. It shows a photograph of Skipness Castle in the north-east corner of Kintyre.

Built during the 13th century by the MacSweens, the fortress was used as a stronghold against the Vikings. The Lords of the Isles, the MacDonalds of Kintyre, held the castle until 1493, when it passed into the hands of the Forresters. In 1499 it came into the possession of The Earl of Argyll. The castle was finally abandoned during the 17th century

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Skipness Castle, Kintyre

ARGYLL: Saddell and Skipness

Skipness Castle; MacSweens; Vikings; Lords of The Isles; MacDonalds of Kintyre; Forresters; Earl of Argyll; castles; fortress

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (photographs)

This illustration was taken from "Argyll's Highlands" by Cuthbert Bede. It shows a photograph of Skipness Castle in the north-east corner of Kintyre. <br /> <br /> Built during the 13th century by the MacSweens, the fortress was used as a stronghold against the Vikings. The Lords of the Isles, the MacDonalds of Kintyre, held the castle until 1493, when it passed into the hands of the Forresters. In 1499 it came into the possession of The Earl of Argyll. The castle was finally abandoned during the 17th century