Dunstaffnage Castle


Standing atop a rock outcrop three miles north of Oban, Dunstaffnage Castle is an impressive fortification overlooking what was once the most important junction of the sea-lanes on the west coast of Scotland.

The strategic location, and the presence of such an inviting lump of rock on which to build, means that this has been a defended site for nearly 1,500 years. In the 600s the Kings of Dalriada, the Kingdom of the Scots who migrated to Argyll from Ireland, built a stronghold here. It is even suggested that this was the original keeping place of the Stone of Destiny.

Read more at: Undiscovered Scotland

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