Dunollie Castle, Oban

Dunollie Castle, Oban, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on the romantic ruin of Dunollie Castle which occupies a rocky promontory about one mile from the harbour town of Oban on the west of Scotland. The castle is open to the public but I consider best views are obtained from the ferry en-route to Mull. This video clip puts the castle in context of Oban Harbour.

Together the site and castle have an interesting history. There may well have been a power base here around 6th-7th centuries AD at time of Dalriada. However, the castle originally dates from the 13th century (Keep and Courtyard fortress) subsequent to which a four storied keep was added in the 15th century. Historically associated with Clan MacDougall of Lorn the castle was abandoned in 1746.

The somewhat unusual green foliage covering makes for an interesting image.

Elsewhere today:

  • I have designed a Scotland-Ireland self drive tour for two persons.
  • Received favourable feedback on my proposal for an 11 day small group tour of Scotland and England.
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