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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 (????).

Other Castles in the Area
  Castle Lachlan new, Argyll and Bute
  Castle Lachlan old, Argyll and Bute
  Castle Levan, Inverclyde
  Duchal Castle, Inverclyde
  Dumbarton Castle, Dunbartonshire
  Dunderave Castle, Argyll and Bute
  Innis Chonnel Castle, Argyll and Bute
  Inveraray Castle, Argyll and Bute
  Kames Castle, Argyll and Bute
  Minard Castle, Argyll and Bute
  Newark Castle, Renfrewshire

Newark Castle
Carrick Castle. A ruin on the western shore of Loch Goil

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