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Standing amongst some of the most dramatic scenery of the Scottish Highlands are the remains of a brooding castle, thought to have been built in 1590 by the Macleods who had owned Assynt since the 13th century.
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It is a long midge-filled him to the “castle”, which really is nothing more than a 12x12ish stone tower. Admirable efforts have been made to preserve the structure and provide access - but it’s just not that impressive.
While on a day trip across the highlands, we stopped here on the way home for a wander. There is not much to see, but the ruin is so beautifully placed in the landscape that it is worth spending time here.
If the weather permits, this place is worth stopping by for.
A short walk takes you to the ruins of this acient castle which probably have seen a battle or two. However even on a dreich day this castle has its charm too.
An iconic location - the ruins of this medieval castle on the shores of Loch Assynt invoke visions of the battles fought in this area. Well preserved, and very photogenic - there is a nice view from the small hill adjacent.