Castle Stalker, Appin
Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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.Use our Appin vacation generator to add Castle Stalker and other attractions to your Appin vacation plans.
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Well worth a trip to hear the history of the castle and how one family have restored it. A never ending work in progress and labour of love.
호수 한 가운데 성이 둥둥 떠있는 듯한 느낌이 드는 버려진 성이에요. 보통 멀리서 바라볼 수 있고 가까이 갈 수는 없어요. 멋집니다. 하이랜드 데이투어의 일부분The Lake is like having sex in the middle of the float is a floating feeling abandoned Castle. Usually, you can look at to get a closer look from a distance. That's wonderful. Part of the Highlands day tourshow original
Este precioso castillo está en medio de un islote y lo pudimos observar de bastante cerca por el ferry que cogimos para ir a la isla de Mull. Tiene un encanto especial, ahí en medio de un islote rodea... read more »This beautiful castle is in the middle of an island and we could see it fairly close by the ferry we took to go to the Isle of Mull. It has a special charm, there in the middle of an island surrounded by green and water. It was inaccessible until the arrival but we enjoy seeing it from quite close.show original
A must see if you are in the area!
Did not visit the castle, but love the area & staying/eating at Pierhouse Hotel. relaxing area.
Just finished my coffee and slice of Apple pie the best I have had for 300 miles. Lovely view of Castle Stalker.
Nice castle sitting sorounded by the sealoch. I've never been inside, just took picture from probably one possible point on the shore. But simply liked it.
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