Castle Tioram, Lopch Moidart

Castle Tioram, Loch Moidart, Scotland

 

This evening, I am focusing on a fascinating Scottish castle, located south of Mallaig on Loch Moidart. Castle Tioram, ( pronounced “Chee-rum”) dates from the 13th century and was closely connected with Clan Ranald in turn a junior branch of Clan Donald. Like many medieval castles, Tioram is now located in an isolated spot but in its heyday commanded an important water communication route and the entrance to Loch Shiel.

The castle is located on Eielan Tioram or the ‘dry island’ which is accessed by a tidal causeway. The castle was occupied until the 18th century but was abandoned thereafter and is now a ruin, albeit a substantial one. The long drive to the castle will reward castle enthusiasts and aficionados of Clan Ranald. as will be evident from this video clip, the castle displays a long period of occupation as manifested in the varied architecture styles.

Inside Castle Tioram, Loch Moidart

Inside Castle Tioram, Loch Moidart, Scotland

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