Thursday, 12 November 2015

Treasures of Britain; Castle Stalker


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

© KH

2 comments:

Kathy said...

Thanks for sharing. Very beautiful. Love to visit.You have so many on line social accounts ..wild

Kati H said...

Oh but most of them I don't even know or they are just following me for reasons I don't even know! I really don't get Google Plus yet... it's crazy like that, people following you for no apparent reason!
But followed you back! :) Thanks Kathy!