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Showing posts with label Isle of Arran. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Isle of Arran. Show all posts

Friday 22 December 2023

Kildonan Castle

 Kildonan Castle stands in the small village of Kildonan on the southern coast of the Isle of Arran in Scotland. The castle's name is derived from the name of a former resident, Saint Donan, who is said to be buried on the island.

It was built in the 13th century by the MacDonalds, the Lords of the Isles. The castle stands on the cliffs, overlooking the island of Pladda and the entrance to the Firth of Clyde. It was built to defend against enemies attacking through the Firth.

It was used as a hunting lodge by the Kings of Scotland, including Robert III, when the island belonged to the crown. The castle became the property of the Earls of Arran in 1544.

Information courtesy of Wikipedia.

Saturday 16 September 2023

Brodick Castle

 Brodick castle is a National Trust property on the isle of Arran, the present castle dates back to 1844.

A bus from the ferry terminal stops at the castle, the grounds are included in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland, the castle is an A listed building.

Monday 11 September 2023

Isle of Arran

 Sailing past the Isle of Arran with the Goat Fell and the purple heather about to bloom.

Tuesday 26 September 2017

Sunday 26 March 2017

Saturday 24 December 2016

Wednesday 20 July 2016

Fairlie Moor

Views from Fairlie Moor,looking toward the Isle of Arran Isle of Cumbrae and Little Isle of Cumbrae.