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 sound of Kerrera. Historically it was the scene of notoriously bloody clan feuding. Image File history File links Gylen_Castle,_Kerrera. ... Image File history File links Gylen_Castle,_Kerrera. ... The main gatehouse of Harlech Castle, Wales. ... Kerrera is a beautiful unspoilt island in the Scottish Inner Hebrides, close to the town of Oban. ... Argyll and Bute (Earra-Ghaidheal agus BÃ²d in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland, and a Lieutenancy Area. ... A clan is a group of people united by kinship and descent, which is defined by perceived descent from a common ancestor. ...
Actually...Gylen was only occupied for a relatively short period of time. The interior was razed by the Covenanters. I'm not aware of any clan fighting around the castle
The castle was built around 1495 by a guy called Duncan Stewart of Appin, who received the land as a reward for his support for James IV and his efforts to destroy the power of the Lords of the Isles.
The castle was abandoned in the late 17th century, was struck by lightning shortly afterwards and is slowly decaying since.
In 1685 the castle burned down, garrisoned by government troops in 1745, served as a temporary prison for Flora McDonald, when she was arrested after assisting Prince Charlie in his attempt to flee the prison in 1746.
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