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Kilmory Castle is said to have been haunted by the ghost of a 'Green Lady'. Other castles in the surrounding area (mid-Argyll) include Duntrune, Carnasserie, and Dunadd. Dunadd Castle was where kings of the old Scottish kingdom of Dál Riata were crowned for centuries. Duntrune Castle is the oldest continuously occupied castle in Scotland. Carnasserie Castle was built for John Carswell, Bishop of Argyll and the Isles, who published the first book in Gaelic, a translation of Knox's Book of Prayer. SCUMBAF! ... A manufactured image of a ghostly woman ascending a staircase A ghost is an alleged non-corporeal manifestation of a dead person (or, rarely, an animal). ... The main gatehouse of Harlech Castle, Wales. ... Dunadd is an Iron Age hillfort near Kilmartin in Argyll, Scotland. ... Dalriada or Dál Riata was the kingdom of the Scotti, who spread from the Kingdom of Oriel to Argyll and eventually gave their name to Scotland. ... Royal motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig; IPA: ) is a member of the Goidelic branch of Celtic languages. ...


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Kilmartin House - Duntrune Castle (252 words)
The castle stands on a rocky promontory on the N side of Loch Crinan with a wide prospect on all sides except N and NW.
Restoration and alterations were undertaken in 1796 when the castle came into the hands of Neil Malcolm of Poltalloch and was further modernised and extended between 1954-7 by Col. George Malcolm of Poltalloch.
The castle is privately owned and is not open to the public.
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