Archaeological sites in Lerags

Gylen Castle

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Gylen Castle, on the southern part of the island of Kerrera in Argyll and Bute, juts dramatically into the sky on the tip of a promontory overlooking the Firth of Lorne.

History

Built in 1582 by the Clan MacDougall. Gylen was only occupied for a relatively short period of time. The castle was besieged then burned by the Covenanters under General Leslie in 1647 during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms.

In May 2006 a restoration of the castle was completed with a £300,000 grant by Historic Scotland and £200,000 raised by worldwide members of Clan MacDougall.

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Damon Batten
28 August 2017
Really interesting castle, and stunning views. Well worth the hike!
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2.5km from Gallanach Road, Oban, Argyll and Bute PA34 4QL, UK

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