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Campbeltown - Skipness Castle (half day)

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.

Back to port

Tours in Campbeltown

Gigha Island
Skipness Castle
Inverary and Castle

Ports in Scotland

Aberdeen
Anstruther
Ayr
Campbeltown
Dundee
Edinburgh
Greenock
Holy Loch
Inverary
Invergordon
Iona & Staffa
Kirkwall
Lerwick
Mull
Oban
Peterhead
Portree
Scrabster
Stornoway
Ullapool
Thanks to Scottish Viewpoint,Royal Yacht Britannia and Historic Scotland for images