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The Chatelaine's Scottish Castles

The Castles of
Argyll & Bute and Fort William - Scotland

Alphabetical List with Links

Travel & Accommodation Information:
Argyll - Fort William - Oban

Achadun
Isle of Lismore ( near Oban )
13K
Achallader17T
Ardfad--
Ardinglas--
Ardmaddy17-
Ardtornish14K
Aros ( Isle of Mull ) 14K
Ascog--
Ascog15K
Auchenbreck--
Barcaldine Castle
Barcaldine Castle
16Lm Official site
Available for B&B and weddings near Oban.
Breacachadh14KK
Brodick ( Isle of Arran )15m My page
Calgary ( Isle of Mull ) Self catering accommodation
Carnasserie16T My page
Carrick15T Clan Campbell Page
Coeffin
Isle of Lismore, ( near Oban )
13- Photo
Craignish16Tm Clan Campbell Page
Drimnin--
Duart ( Isle of Mull ) 13Om My page
Dunans Castle Damaged by fire. Accommodation no longer available.
Dunaverty13-
Dunderave 16L Well preserved 16th century L-plan tower house, 3 miles east of Inveraray. Home of the MacNaughton clan.
Dunollie
( near Oban )
13O My page
Dunoon12-
Dunstaffnage
( near Oban )
13O My page
Duntrune13Om

Official web site advertising holiday cottages to rent on the Castle's estate.

Dunyvaig ( Isle of Islay ) 15K My page
Eilean Dearg--
Fincharn16T
Finlaggan ( Isle of Islay )--
Fraoch Eilean 12m 12th century ruins on an island in Loch Awe, 3.5 miles SW of Dalmally.
Gallanach15KK
Glengorm Castle
( Isle of Mull )
19- Glengorm Castle offers B&B accommodation and self catering
Available for weddings.
Glensanda15K
Gorm ( Isle of Islay )15-
Gylen
Isle of Kerrera, ( near Oban )
16T My page
Hafton Castle, Dunoon16T Official web site - accommodation for 42 (B&B, self catering and/or exclusive use).
Castle & grounds are licensed for civil weddings.
Innis Chonnel13O Clan Campbell Page
Invergarry-L My page
Inverlochy
( near Fort William )
13O Official web site: hotel accommodation & weddings
Inveraray-- My page
Kames
( Isle of Bute )
14K Official web site offering self-catering accommodation.
Kelspoke--
Kilberry-m
Kilchurn on Loch Awe

© Highland Photographic
15C Clan Campbell Page
Page by Undiscovered Scotland
Link to photos by Phil Wright
Historic Scotland
Kildonan ( Isle of Arran )14K My page
Kilkerran15K
Killundine-K
Kilmartin16Z Page by Wikipedia
Kilmory
(Lochgilphead)
--
Kinlochaline15K < Clan MacInnes
Knockamillie16C
Lachlan15KK Self catering accommodation for 12
Little Cumbrae15KK
Lochranza ( Isle of Arran )14L My page
Minard Castle
Minard Castle
Official web site
Mingary13O Official site
Moy ( Isle of Mull )16T Movie Location for I know where I'm going
Nighinn Ruaidhe--
Old Largie--
Rothesay12O My page
Saddell15KK My page
Shuna16T
Skipness13T My page
St Conan's Tower 15K
Stalker
( near Oban )
15K My page
Stonefield Castle
Stonefield Castle photo
19 Hotel accommodation near Tarbert. Gardens open to the public.
Sween12O Clan Campbell Page
Tarbert13O History & photos
Tioram14O My page
Torcastle
( near Fort William )
11T
Torosay ( Isle of Mull ) 19- My page
Torrisdale19- Official web site - self catering accommodation & weddings
Torsa15K
Toward15C
Wester Kames16T

Classification of castles by code letter:
T towers and tower houses
(mainly around 1540-1680)
K simple keeps
(14th and early 15th century)
KK developed keeps including chambers and courtyards
(from around 1400-1540)
E E-plan tower houses featuring more than one wing
(16th and 17th centuries)
L L-plan tower houses featuring a main block and one wing
(16th and 17th centuries)
Z Z-plan tower houses featuring 2 corner towers situated obliquely opposite each other (16th and 17th centuries)
O walled enclosures
(mainly 12th and 13th century)
C reasonably important castles built around a central courtyard
h 18th century tower houses V castles of unusual plan
m much modified or modernised castellated structures

Local B&B / Hotel Accommodation

Recommended Hotels in Fort William - click here

TAYCHREGGAN is one of Scotland's top country house hotels. Set in 40 acres of garden and natural woodland on the shores of Loch Awe. 20 miles from Oban. Voted 'One of Britain's Most Romantic Hotels' by the AA Inspectors. 19 lavishly-draped ensuite bedrooms including suites and 4-posters. Open fires. Award-winning cuisine. Recommended by Michelin, Les Routiers & Taste of Scotland. Scottish Tourist Board 4 Stars. No children under 14.

SPRINGSIDE B&B
A traditional cottage overlooking Tarbert harbour between Loch Fyne and the Mull of Kintyre. Ideal for the ferries to Arran, Islay, Jura, Colonsay and Gigha, also for visiting Kilmartin, Inveraray, Cowal, Dunoon, etc.

FEORLIN
A friendy welcome in central Oban with B&B accommodation for 2 to 4 guests. Ideal for touring and ferries to the islands (Mull, Lismore, etc.).

LOCHAN COTTAGE GUEST HOUSE
Very friendly B&B home with 4 ensuite rooms, 2 miles outside Fort William. Scottish Tourist Board 4 stars. Views of Ben Nevis. Instant online booking.

MANSEFIELD GUEST HOUSE
At Corpach, just 4 miles from Fort William. Historic house set in mature gardens with mountain & loch views. Specialises in comfort, relaxation and good food. 6 rooms (single, double, twin). Scottish Tourist Board 4 Stars. AA 4 Stars. Discounts and special breaks during the year. Optional dinner available. Instant online booking.

Travel & Tours

The Internet Guide to Scotland provides online info about Travel - Transport - Accommodation - Sightseeing - Weddings.

Scotland Made Easy
Self drive tours with a customised itinerary to suit your interests (e.g. castles, distilleries, standing stones). Includes booking service with quality accommodation (4 star B&Bs, night in a castle or country mansion, etc.).

Clansandcastles.com
Accommodation reservations for castles, inns & country houses.
Itinerary planning for self-drive tours (with car hire if required).
Private tour guides. Clan lands research.

Celia Ffitch-Stewart
Fully insured driver-guide with Mercedes limousine for your tailor-made guided tour. Half day, full day or extended tours. Airport collection (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen or Inverness). Services can include itinerary planning and accommodation reservations. Meet your clan chief, trace your roots, stay in a castle, tour the distilleries. Member of HOSTGA (Highlands of Scotland Tour Guide Association).

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