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Castle Stalker, Appin

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Castle Stalker (Scottish Gaelic: Caisteal an Stalcaire) is a four-storey tower house or keep. It is set on a tidal islet on Loch Laich, an inlet off Loch Linnhe. It is about 1+1⁄2 miles (2.5 kilometres) north-east of Port Appin, Argyll, Scotland, and is visible from the A828 road about midway between Oban and Glen Coe. The islet is accessible with difficulty from the shore at low tide. The name "Stalker" comes from the Gaelic Stalcaire, meaning "hunter" or "falconer". The island castle is one of the best preserved medieval tower houses to survive in western Scotland and is a Category A listed building. It stands in the Lynn of Lorn National Scenic Area, one of forty such areas in Scotland.
The castle was used as one of the locations for the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

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  • We have driven past Castle Stalker and enjoyed the magnificent and very photogenic view many times, so when we were organising a reunion of friends and were wondering where to take them, we thought... 
    We have driven past Castle Stalker and enjoyed the magnificent and very photogenic view many times, so when we were organising a reunion of friends and were wondering where to take them, we thought...  more »
  • Firstly the views from dry land are absolutely stunning. The tour? Well it involves a short boat trip (200-300m that's all) but it keeps your feet dry and it gives you a different perspective as you.....  more
    Firstly the views from dry land are absolutely stunning. The tour? Well it involves a short boat trip (200-300m that's all) but it keeps your feet dry and it gives you a different perspective as you.....  more »
  • This is one of the iconic Scottish Calendar photo opportunities. this majestic castle sits in Loch Lihnnie on road from Fort William to Glenco. Easy parking and picnic spots 
    This is one of the iconic Scottish Calendar photo opportunities. this majestic castle sits in Loch Lihnnie on road from Fort William to Glenco. Easy parking and picnic spots  more »
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  • Beautiful setting, the castle looks incredible with mull and several islands nestled behind it! The Old Inn is a bar/restaurant nearby that I highly recommend!
  • This is one of the famous castles and ruins that you must visit if you are in Appin. The castle has been featured in movies like Monty Python and the Holy Grail. A warning though, you will have to park quite a distance away and walk the trail to view the castle. It is well worth the visit if you view the castle during sunset and sunrise as you will not be disappointed.
  • I haven't actually been here, but my brother gave me a painting he had done of it. Looks really nice
  • Not really know or a touristic sight, if you got a camera or a drone this is the spot for you..
  • Beautiful Castle middle of the island. Very nice and quiet place to spend some time.

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