Kilchurn Castle is a spectacular sixteenth century ancient ruin on a rocky peninsula at the northeastern end of Loch Awe, in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. The ruined state adds to the atmosphere. You can let your imagination run wild. The views here are magnificent. Originally only accessible at low tide, because of a change in water levels, the castle is can now be reached overland anytime. Fifty years after the original construction, a hall was added in 1500, and later during that Century, a further dining hall and chambers.
It was the ancestral home of the Campbells of Glen Orchy, who later became the Earls of Breadalbane also known as the Breadalbane family branch, of the Clan Campbell. The earliest construction on the castle was the towerhouse and Laich Hall. During the Jacobite risings, the castle was used as a garrison, but in 1760, a lightning strike caused extensive damage and the castle was abandoned. The Kilchurn Castle is fantastic place to take children to bring history alive.