One of Scotland’s oldest stone castles.

This mass of masonry guards the seaward approach from the Firth of Lorn to the Pass of Brander. The castle was built before 1240, most likely by Duncan MacDougall, son of Dubhgall, Lord of Lorn, and grandson of the great Somerled, the self-styled ‘King of the Isles’.

 

The castle has a rich and detailed history, with its walls telling tales of famous guests, from Clan Chiefs to Flora MacDonald.

 

Interested in unlocking its secrets? Check out Historic Environment Scotland to book your tickets!

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Your gateway to the Isles! Oban Holiday Park is stunningly set by the sea in the West Highlands of Scotland.

With stunning accommodation and panoramic views across the Sound of Kerrera, it’s the perfect staycation.