NR7831 : Saddell Castle

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

Saddell Castle
Saddell Castle
Looking on from near the end of the driveway. Built by Bishop David Hamilton during the period 1508-1512 using some of the stones of the nearby ruined Saddell Abbey, the castle was burnt by English raiders in 1538, but later reconstructed and enlarged. The castle has a convenient trap door placed in the main entrance passage which was activated to send unwanted visitors into a pit-prison which had no other exit.

The castle is nowadays rented out as a self-catering property from the Landmark Trust. There are 2 single bedrooms, 2 twin rooms and 1 double room.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 17 January, 2008   (more nearby)
Thursday, 17 January, 2008
Castle > Castle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NR 789 315 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:31.6207N 5:30.2809W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NR 788 316
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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