Dunstaffnage Castle, Oban Architecture, Historic Highlands Building, Photos

Dunstaffnage Castle, Scotland

Historic Scottish West Coast Building: Fortification Images + History

23 Nov 2007

Dunstaffnage Castle Scotland

Location: just north of Oban, Scottish Highlands, UK

Address: Dunstaffnage, Connel, Oban, Argyll, PA37 1PZ

13th-century Scottish castle

Photos (on a dull day) © Adrian Welch:

Dunstaffnage Castle, Scotland

Dunstaffnage Castle Oban Connel Castle building in Western Scotland 13th-century Scottish castle

MacDougall stronghold until 1309

This fortification was seized by Robert the Bruce.

Chapel in the grounds, southwest of the main building
Dunstaffnage Chapel Dunstaffnage Castle Chapel 13th-century Scottish castle Chapel

Details within the castle structure:
Historic West Coast Scottish Building Castle in Connel, Scotland 13th-century Scottish castle near Oban 13th-century Scottish castle building near Oban

Dunstaffnage : Scottish Castle

Photos of the fortification by Harriet Lomholt-Welch:
Connel Castle building Historic building in Connel Castle near Oban

Photos by Daniel Lomholt-Welch:
13th-century Scottish castle building Dunstaffnage Castle Building

Admire the mighty stronghold of the MacDougalls, built before 1240 on a huge rock above the Firth of Lorn. This fortification was captured by Robert the Bruce in 1308. The castle remained in royal hands until 1469.

Flora MacDonald was held at Dunstaffnage in 1746 before being sent to the Tower of London for aiding Bonnie Prince Charlie’s escape.

A new Dunstaffnage building by Austin Smith:Lord architects, located close by, on the road that approaches the fortification site:
Dunstaffnage building

Eilean Donnan Castle
Eilean Donnan Castle

Historic Highlands building photos © Adrian Welch 2007, unless otherwise stated

Location: Dunstaffnage, Oban, Scotland, PA37 1PZ, UK, north western Europe

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