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TITLE
Ardtornish Castle
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0170_AT
PLACENAME
Ardtornish Castle
DISTRICT
Ardnamurchan
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Morvern
DATE OF IMAGE
2007
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Andrew Taylor
SOURCE
Andrew Taylor
ASSET ID
9671
KEYWORDS
castles
clans
Ardtornish Castle

Ardtornish Castle stands on a promontory sticking out into the Sound of Mull. It is described as a 'hall house' of probably two storeys, with the principle residence being on the upper floor. The castle was once a residence of the Lords of the Isles. It was part of a chain of eight castles, on both sides of the Sound of Mull, which made it possible to transmit a beacon signal from Mingary Castle (Ardnamurchan) to Dunollie Castle (near Oban), a distance of over 30 miles. Today the castle is in ruins after plans to restore it in the 19th century failed.

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Ardtornish Castle

ARGYLL: Morvern

2000s

castles; clans

Andrew Taylor

Ardtornish Castle stands on a promontory sticking out into the Sound of Mull. It is described as a 'hall house' of probably two storeys, with the principle residence being on the upper floor. The castle was once a residence of the Lords of the Isles. It was part of a chain of eight castles, on both sides of the Sound of Mull, which made it possible to transmit a beacon signal from Mingary Castle (Ardnamurchan) to Dunollie Castle (near Oban), a distance of over 30 miles. Today the castle is in ruins after plans to restore it in the 19th century failed.