NM8026 : Gylen Castle

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

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Gylen Castle
Gylen Castle
This stronghold was known as "the castle of the fountains" and was built by Duncan MacDougall of Dunollie, 16th chief of the clan, with construction finally being completed in 1582. In 1647, the Royalist MacDougalls, who were occupying the castle for Charles I, were besieged by a Covenanting army under General Leslie. The MacDougalls surrendered upon being offered clemency, and the castle was turned into a raging inferno. Unfortunately for the MacDougalls, the Covenanters did not stay true to their word, and slaughtered the defenders in cold blood.
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NM8026, 88 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 29 July, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 2 August, 2008
Category
Castle > Castle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 805 264 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:22.7601N 5:33.3638W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 806 264
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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