Castle Stalker is a private castle, perched on a rocky outcrop at the entrance to Loch Laich, south of Portnacroich. It is surrounded by an aura of romantic splendour.
Castle Stalker - in Gaelic, Stalcaire, meaning Hunter or Falconer – is believed originally to have been the site of a Fortalice (a small fortified building) belonging to the MacDougalls when they were Lords of Lorn, and built around 1320. The MacDougalls lost their title after their defeat by King Bruce at Brander Pass in 1308 but regained it for a period after 1328. In about 1388 the Lordship of Lorn passed to the Stewarts of Appin, the lands including Castle Stalker.
The Castle was abondoned around c1800 and restored in the 1970s by Colonol Stewart Allwood.
inside the castle
Loch Laich-Castle Stalker
Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Castle Stalker