near Carrick Castle, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Carrick Castle is located between Cuilmuich and Carrick on Loch Goil, Argyll and Bute. The castle is a 15th century tower house built by the Campbell Earls of Argyll. The rectangular tower is four storeys and, although in ruins, is reasonably well preserved. There are remains of a courtyard on the loch side of the castle.
Mary, Queen of Scots visited Carrick Castle in 1563. The castle was bombarded by HMS Kingfisher in 1685, during the Argyll Rebellion (an uprising against James VII). The tower was badly damaged in the attack and lost its roof. The castle was only intermittently occupied after that The property was sold to the Murrays, Earls of Dunmore in (????).
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