Castle Stalker

If you find yourself driving along the A828 from Creagan to Ballachulish look out for this iconic island Castle on Loch Laich. Does it look familiar? Have you seen Monty Python and the Holy Grail?

This Castle appears at the end of the film. If you want to stop to get a better look try the Castle Stalker View which has a café, gift shop, mini theatre showing wildlife nearby and a great view of the Castle and the Loch. If you would prefer to get up close there are trips to the island during the summer months.

The Castle was built around 1446 by the MacDougalls, Lords of Lorn and has a violent history from then until it was eventually abandoned in 1840. Its ownership has passed from the MacDougalls to the Stewarts then the Campbells and finally back to the Stewarts. It was used as a hunting lodge and visited many times by King James IV of Scotland.

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