Skipness Castle, Skipness

Skipness Castle stands on the east side of the Kintyre Peninsula in Scotland, near the village of Skipness. Together with the nearby Kilbrannan Chapel it is a scheduled ancient monument.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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  • You can park outside the gate and walk to the castle. The view from the top of the tower is stunning, and so is the walk along the seashore to the cemetary.  more »
  • We went on with some friends from the area as this was one of their favorite locations. It definitely didn't dissapoint. It is a quaint little area and we had it to ourselves becauae of the seclussion...  more »
  • A fine example of old Scottish architecture. Nicely kept and presented, the views from the top are breathtaking. Take five minutes to visit the smokehouse next door. You will not be disappointed.  more »
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  • This is a lovely part restored castle with amazing views from the top towards the Isle of Arran
  • Fun drive to this one, started raining, but there were rooms in the castle to get out of the rain.
  • Recommend items you'll need to visit if you want to briefly break away from beautiful views of Arranie;) to the Castle you'll get to ride the ferry from Lochranza to Claonaig/Tarbert. Well go there by bike from the ferry to the Castle away 3 km of the road. Great place for Camping with beautiful views of the island of Arran. Quietly and peacefully. Additional attractions to see you mention the Chapel and graveyard near the Castle. If someone wants to fish feel free to Skipness Seafood restaurant next to the Castle.
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  • Very well preserved old castle with wiederhergestelltem residential tower and 1.a. views. Worthwhile.
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