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Castle Duntrune Ower Loch Crinan.

By Tooma
Looking across Loch Crinan from Crinan Village to the north and Duntrune Castle.

"Duntrune Castle was the ancient seat of the Campbells of Duntroon and of Oib and it is claimed to be the oldest continually inhabited Castle in Britain. After the Campbell of Duntrune had lost his money in the collapse of the Bank of Ayr, Duntrune was acquired from a consortium by the Malcolms of Poltalloch in c.1792. Neill Malcolm of Kilmartin House completely repaired it in the early 19th century and probably restored the walled kitchen garden at the same time. It is likely that he also planted the first shelterbelt between the Castle and the garden as well as renovating the stone cottages. After the completion of Poltalloch House in 1854 (then called Callton Mhor), Duntrune Castle continued to be lived in as a holiday cottage and residence for the cleric. The Castle was modernished by Colonel and Mrs Malcolm in the 1950s. It was at this time that the present garden was created."

Three shots merged in HDR and several more tweaks in Affinity.

Tags: Photo journalism Historical Scenic Landscape and travel West scotland Loch Crinan Duntrune Castle Campbells

Voters: newbe2, Chinga, Spkr51 and 18 more

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7 May 2019 12:36AM
Lovely Shot

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Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
7 May 2019 1:16AM
Excellent image and location ...
Isabel GrinGrin
7 May 2019 2:08AM
Great landscape of a gorgeous setting. Is that building near the water on the left the castle?

taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
7 May 2019 2:08AM
Great text to go with this fine image!
Tooma Plus
3 1.9k 2 Scotland
7 May 2019 11:09AM

Quote:Great landscape of a gorgeous setting. Is that building near the water on the left the castle?


Thanks, Peter. Yes, not the biggest of castles, but still has its significance. Castellations are visible from the landward side. Smile
mac Plus
18 2 Scotland
7 May 2019 11:35AM
Lovely landscape plus the history of the castle makes for a great vista

7 May 2019 12:30PM
The castle is nearly lost amongst this beautiful landscape Tom, excellent capture
7 May 2019 2:16PM
Beautiful landskap and beautifuly captured!

Arne Smile
A lovely colourful landscape shot Tom. The colours are wonderful. Pam

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