NR8668 : Tarbert Castle. Argyll

taken 10 years ago, near to Tarbert, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Tarbert Castle. Argyll
Tarbert Castle. Argyll
Tarbert Castle dates from the 13th century. A Royal Castle, it was greatly extended in the 14th century by Robert the Bruce with the addition of an outer bailey with towers. A towerhouse was added in the 16th century which is the most noticeable part of the remains today (pictured above). The position of the Castle is strong, giving superb views up East Loch Tarbert and beyond to the Firth of Clyde. It was captured from the MacDonalds by James IV as part of his campaign to destroy the power of the Lords of the Isles. In 1685 the Castle was involved in another skirmish when Walter Campbell of Skipness Castle took the Castle. Its history from then on is obscure and it seems likely it just fell into decay.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 15 March, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 18 September, 2009
Category
Castle > Castle (ruined)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NR 868 687 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:51.8619N 5:24.5235W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NR 867 686
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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