Dunstaffnage Castle is located 5 miles north of
Oban on the west coast of Scotland.
Once the capital of Dalriada, the original Kingdom of the Scots,
it was to here that The
Stone of Destiny was brought over from
Ireland via Iona. In the mid-ninth century with the Norsemen attacking
from the west, the seat of power was moved to Scone, near Perth.
The Stone was used at the coronations of subsequent Scottish kings
until it was taken by Edward I to Westminster Abbey in 1296. The Stone was returned to Scotland on Saint Andrews' Day, 30 November 1996 and can now be seen in Edinburgh Castle.
Dunstaffnage Castle looks square and impenetrable with round towers.
A MacDougall stronghold until 1309, it was seized by Robert the
Bruce who appointed the chief of The MacArthurs as Captain of the Castle.
Later, the Earls of Argyll appointed Campbells as captains to oversee Dunstaffnage on their behalf.
Bonne Prince Charlie's heroine, Flora MacDonald, was held prisoner here for a short time in 1746.
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