| Depart Campbeltown this morning and head
northwards along the stunning West Coast of Kintyre through
the delightful Highland scenery to Skipness Castle. Skipness
has a chequered history of passing from clan to clan throughout
the centuries; a square courtyard castle, built in the
13th century by the MacSweens it was used as a stronghold
against the Vikings, guarding the Sound of Bute from its
vantage point. The Macdonald Lord of the Isles held the
castle until 1493 when it passed into the hands of the
Forresters. 1499 saw it turned over to The Campbell Earl
of Argyll and finally the castle was abandoned in the
17th century. There is also a chapel dedicated to Saint
Brendan to the southeast of the castle.
Explore the castle with your guide before returning
via the Coast road back to Campbeltown.