NM5063 : Mingary Castle

near to Mingary, Highland, Great Britain

Mingary Castle
Mingary Castle
near Kilchoan on the Ardnamurchan peninsula, taken from the ferry to Tobermory at roughly NM497619. The mountain on the right is Ben Hiant. The castle was built in the 1200s on the top of an outcrop of rock on the shore. It was built for the MacIans of Ardnamurchan and was used as a base by James IV in the 1490s when he was trying to suppress the MacDonald Lords of the Isles. In 1588 the MacLeans of Duart tried to capture Mingary Castle with help from a passing Spanish ship on its way home from the Armada and it also served as a government garrison during the 1745 Jacobite uprising.
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Tuesday, 3 September, 2002   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 7 September, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! NM 502 631 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:41.5578N 6:4.8825W
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