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Castle Stalker, Appin
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Castle Stalker is a four-story tower house or keep picturesquely set on a tidal islet on Loch Laich, an inlet off Loch Linnhe. It is about north-east of Port Appin, Argyll, Scotland, and is visible from the A828 road about mid-way between Oban and Glen Coe. The islet is accessible from the shore at low tide. The name "Stalker" comes from the Gaelic Stalcaire, meaning "hunter" or "falconer".In recent times, the castle was brought to fame by the Monty Python team, appearing in their film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.SettingThe island castle's picturesque appearance, with its bewitching island setting against a dramatic backdrop of mountains, has made it a favourite subject for postcards and calendars, and something of a cliché image of Scottish Highland scenery. Castle Stalker is entirely authentic; it is one of the best-preserved medieval tower-houses surviving in western Scotland. It forms part of the Lynn of Lorn National Scenic Area, one of forty in Scotland.
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  • Recall the final scene of Monty Python's Holy Grail? Then you'll know Castle Stalker. Picturesque setting on a small island in Loch Linnhe. Privately owned, the castle is not open to the public other ...  more »
  • We came quite by chance passing by and noticed immediately Castle Stalkers amazing location on a small island in the Lake. Really cozy and picturesque. We stopped at a café, from where there was a great view of the Castle and the beautiful landscape. Set final time of to a stop here!
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  • Was passing by on our way to Oban and discovered Castle Stalker. We had high tide and no chance to come to close, but the views are magnificent. Its setting on the small Island with the backdrop of be...  more »
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  • Definitely not the tour I was expecting but one of the most enjoyable tours I've ever done. This is a castle that was bought and restored by a wonderfully eccentric family. One of the sons in that family maintains it now and gives tours. He WILL quote Monty Python with you if you require that like we did.
  • What a view..the Loch looks huge..im thinking "ive seen this before, in a dream maybe but defo familiar",so I walk back to the lovely tea room for an expensive cappuccino and scone,and I Google Castle Stalker..Turned out it was in 1 of my fave films, Monty Python and the Holy Grail..I knew it looked familiar..Anyway it looks awesome inside too.
  • An amazing castle. The tour is awesome. The place is really beautiful !!
  • Fabulous view
  • Iconic location photographed by millions (probably )