Dunyvaig Castle Ruins

Islay, United Kingdom

Dunyvaig Castle was built on top of an ancient fort or dun in the 12th century. Forfeited in 1493, the castle passed to the MacIans of Ardnamurchan. Afterwards the castle was leased to the MacDonalds, then the Campbells and back to the MacDonalds.

In the 17th century Dunyvaig was conquered several times by the English and Scottish armies. The castle was seized in 1647 by the Covenanters and passed into the hands of the Campbells of Cawdor, who held it until 1677, when Sir Hugh Campbell pulled down the castle and moved to Islay House.

Today all that remains of the castle are mainly the ruins of the sixteenth-century castle, although the site includes a thirteenth-century courtyard, and a fifteenth-century keep.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Ruins in United Kingdom

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Jochn Visentin (2 years ago)
Antica rovina, bella vista sulla baia di Lagavulin
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It's ruins on a road by the see. There is nothing not to like
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