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 Castles of Scotland - Barcaldine Castle






Location
near Oban, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

Description
Barcaldine Castle is located just over a mile north of Benderloch in Argyll and Bute. Barcaldine Castle is an L-plan structure with four levels. The ground floor has the kitchen, a bottle dungeon and a cellar that has been converted into a dining area. The Great Hall and Lairds Parlor are on the first floor. The second floor is now in use as bedrooms, and the top floor is private rooms for the family. In the late 19th Century the family returned and restored the castle.

History
The castle was built by Sir Duncan Campbell at the beginning on the 17th century and was once known as the Black Castle of Benderloch, because of teh dark stone used in its construction. The castle remained in the Campbell family until it was abandoned in 1735. The Campbells bought the castle back in 1896 and restored it and the family still occupy the building.


Other Castles in the Area
  Ardtornish Castle, Highland
  Castle Stalker, Argyll and Bute
  Duart Castle, Argyll and Bute
  Dunollie Castle, Argyll and Bute
  Dunstaffnage Castle, Argyll and Bute
  Gylen Castle, Argyll and Bute
  Kilchurn Castle, Argyll and Bute
  Kinlochaline Castle, Highland
  Torosay Castle, Argyll and Bute







Torosay Castle
Barcaldine Castle

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Torosay Castle
Barcaldine Castle

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