Castles To Visit in Oban and Lorn
Secret passages, bottle dungeon; historically connected with the Glencoe massacre. Bed and breakfast available - stay in a castle! (See our B&B section).
This castle, now ruined, lies two miles North of Kilmartin. The site is owned by Historic Scotland and is open to the public.
Castle Stalker was built on a tidal islet about 25 miles North of Oban by the Lord of Lorn, Sir John Stewart, around 1446. There are occasional tours.
Duart Castle on the Isle of Mull can be visited by taking the ferry to Craignure. It is the clan seat of the Macleans of Mull.
Overlooking the North entrance to Oban Bay, Dunollie was the seat of the MacDougalls, Lords of Lorne, who owned a third of Scotland.
4 miles North of Oban, the castle guards the entrance to Loch Etive and the Lynn of Lorne from a rocky point sheltering a small bay.
Another good page on Dunstaffnage castle with several pictures, plus details on how to get there, opening times etc.
Duntrune Castle has guarded Loch Crinan for 800 years. Now offering self-catering accommodation, this site tells its history.
The ruined 'Castle of Fountains' at the S. end of Kerrera was once a stronghold of the MacDougalls. Ferry from just South of Oban.
This original seat of the Glenurchy and Breadalbane Campbells stands as a splendid ruin near Dalmally, at the NE end of Loch Awe.
Not really a castle, but definitely Oban's most famous landmark. Find out more about it on this website.