Kinlochaline Castle is a 12th-century Scottish castle located at the head of Loch Aline, positioned strategically for coastal defence. Four stories tall, 43 by 34 feet, with walls that are 10 feet thick blocks of rare sandstone. The castle was burned in 1644, when it was besieged by Alasdair Mac Colla during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms. The castle was attacked by the Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll in 1679, during a feud. Kinlochaline was abandoned about 1690.

Re-construction in the late 1990s was overseen by Historic Scotland. The castle is now a residence.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in United Kingdom

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Heather Berrie (2 years ago)
Graeme Drummond (2 years ago)
Nice wee spot
Linda Mackenzie (3 years ago)
Stunning location.
Jan C (3 years ago)
Nice to see a red castle but not accessible
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