NR7831 : Saddell Castle (2)

taken 11 years ago, near to Saddell, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Saddell Castle (2)
Saddell Castle (2)
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.

Saddell water to the fore.
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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 788 315 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:31.6180N 5:30.3757W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NR 789 315
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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