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Skipness Castle, Skipness

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 40 reviews on the web
Skipness Castle stands on the east side of the Kintyre Peninsula in Scotland near the village of Skipness.HistoryThe main structure of the castle was built in the early 13th century by the Clan MacSween with later fortifications and other additions made to the castle through the 13th, 14th and 16th centuries.The castle was garrisoned with royal troops in 1494 during King James IV of Scotland's suppression of the Isles. Archibald Campbell, 2nd Earl of Argyll granted Skipness to his younger son Archibald Campbell in 1511.During the Wars of the Three Kingdoms in 1646, the castle was besieged by forces under the command of Alasdair Mac Colla. During the siege, Alasdair's brother, Gilleasbuig Mac Colla, was killed in August 1646. The castle was abandoned in the 17th century.Castle ghostThe Green Lady of Skipness Castle is said to haunt the location.
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  • Lovely castle, great to wonder around or cycle to from the ferry from Lochranza, turn right and cycle along the shore though skip ness village. The castle is right next to the skip nests seafood cabin...  read more »
  • As other reviewers have said this is a great little spot. Not a huge amount there and not a lot of info on the castle for history buffs but for a little wander round, great views from the castle roof ...  read more »
  • Beautiful place, views great . well worth a visit, great walking area and the views to take your breath away 
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