Mingary Castle, Argyll

Mingary Castle, Argyll

In this castle, on the southern side of the Ardnamurchan peninsula, James IV stayed in 1495 while on a campaign to subdue the recalcitrant Highland chiefs. Mingary Castle predates the King by over 200 years, however, parts of it having been erected in the 13th century. A stone’s throw from here is the scattered village of Kilchoan and, beyond that, Ardnamurchan Point, from where there is a fine view of the islands of the Inner Hebrides: Coll and Tree, Mull, Rum, Eigg and Muck. A curiosity of the Point is that its sundial records the time about half and hour later than GMT.

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