Gylen Castle was built in 1582 by the Clan MacDougall. Gylen was only occupied for a relatively short period of time. The castle was besieged then burned by the Covenanters under General Leslie in 1647 during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms.

In May 2006 a restoration of the castle was completed with a £300,000 grant by Historic Scotland and £200,000 raised by worldwide members of Clan MacDougall.



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Founded: 1582
Category: Castles and fortifications in United Kingdom


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James Wright (3 years ago)
Atmospheric and historically intriguing. Well worth a visit. Be careful though of the steep path up to the castle as it can be very challenging.
Jon Dale (3 years ago)
Great little castle on the Isle of Kerrera. You can get in and have a look around and there's an information board outside that tells you it's history. Great viewpoints and a couple of little coves to explore either side.
Transmit Creative (3 years ago)
Little Castle you can actually get inside and have a look around. Information board at the entrance tells you it's history. Great viewpoints from the surrounding cliffs and a little beaxh/cove either side.
Karin Lane (3 years ago)
Walked the island with the beautiful castle the highlight
Gema Sturrock (3 years ago)
Worth the walk. Beautiful views!
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