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Castle Stalker, Appin

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Castle Historic Site
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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  • Stunning view to see after 10 years living in London. Nature is beautiful so the castle. It is surrounded by water.  more »
  • Made famous by Monty Python movies, this castle has a great location on a little islet. There's a great view of it from the main road at the town of Portnacroish. We also drove in through the town of ...  more »
  • Stop and take a picture of the iconic view. Not sure how one gets to this castle, but there is a cafe off the main road where you can stop and look.  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 )