Stalker Castle Argyll Scotland

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Stalker Castle

This iconic castle is situated at Appin and is sheltered by the Island of Lismore at the top of the Lynn of Lorne. The castle was built by Duncan Stewart the 2nd of Appin in the mid 16th century It is said that James IV used castle Stalker as a hunting Lodge. The castle is of course built in the tower house style which was common at that time. It can be seen from any photograph from any angle the strategic defensive position the building commands.

The castle is best viewed however from above and this can easily be done if you park at the cafe called Stalker Castle View, unsurprisingly enough. On a pleasant day there are a few short walks which are easily accessible around the immediate coastline giving keen photographers a chance of stunning views.


stalker castle appin argyll, photo courtesy of Photograph Scotland

The nearest village is Appin, just a mile away and Ballachulish to the north and Barcaldine to the south. The main towns of Oban to the south and Fortwilliam to the north are both approximately 30 minutes away by car. There are no trains in this area and busses are not frequent. There are however many accommodation providers up and down the area.

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