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Thanks to: @englishhighlander Castle Tioram meaning "dry castle" is a ruined castle that sits on the tidal island Eilean Tioram in Loch Moidart, Lochaber, Highland, Scotland. It is located west of Acharacle, approximately 80 km (50 mi) from Fort William. Though hidden from the sea, the castle controls access to Loch Shiel. It is also known to the locals as "Dorlin Castle". The castle is a scheduled monument. Castle Tioram may date to the thirteenth- or fourteenth century. It appears to have originally been a principal stronghold of Clann Ruaidhrí. Eilean Tioram, the island the fortress sits upon, is first recorded in a charter of Cairistíona Nic Ruaidhrí, daughter of Ailéan mac Ruaidhrí. According to early modern tradition, preserved by the seventeenth-century Sleat History, the castle was erected by Ailéan's granddaughter, Áine Nic Ruaidhrí. The castle certainly served as the seat of the latter's Clann Raghnaill descendants for centuries. As such, Castle Tioram is the traditional seat of the Clanranald (Clann Raghnaill) branch of Clan Donald. The castle was seized by Government forces in around 1692 when the clan chief Allan MacDonald of Clanranald joined the Jacobite Court in France, despite having sworn allegiance to the British Crown. A small garrison was stationed in the castle until the Jacobite rising of 1715 when Allan recaptured and torched it, purportedly to keep it out of the hands of Hanoverian forces. It has been unoccupied since that time, although there are some accounts suggesting it was partially inhabited thereafter including for the storage of firearms from the De Tuillay in the 1745 Jacobite Uprising and Lady Grange's account of her kidnapping. Photographer: @englishhighlander

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Built on a rock in an idyllic loch side setting on the Isle of Skye, Dunvegan is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and has been the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years. ▫️ On display within Dunvegan are many fine oil paintings and clan treasures, the most famous of which is the Fairy Flag. Legend has it that this sacred banner has miraculous powers and when unfurled in battle, the Clan MacLeod would invariably defeat their enemies. ▫️ Another of the castle's great treasures is the Dunvegan Cup, a unique 'mazer' dating back to the Middle Ages. It was gifted by the O'Neils of Ulster as a token of thanks to one of our most celebrated Chiefs, Sir Rory Mor, for his support of their cause against the marauding forces of Queen Elizabeth I of England in 1595. ▫️ There is also a small collection of Bonnie Prince Charlie related items on display including: one of the Prince’s waistcoats, a Jacobite amen glass, and a lock of the Prince’s hair. ▫️ Image by @sibotk ——————————————————— #scottish #lovescotland #scotland #historicscotland #isleofskye #visitscotland #love_scotland #travelinggram #mytinyatlas #thisisscotland #scotspirit #folkscenery #modernoutdoors #master_shots #scotland_insta #ig_worldclub #igersscotland #goexplore #castle #discoverglobe #discoverearth #roamtheplanet #history #castlesofscotland #scotlandsbeauty #passionpassport #discoverscotland #greatnorthcollective #dronestagram

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Slains Castle was built by Francis Hay, Earl of Erroll from 1597 onwards. Some years earlier he had converted to Catholicism and subsequently supported the rebellion of George Gordon, Earl (and later Marquis) of Huntly, which attempted to reverse the Scottish Reformation. ▫️ The uprising was defeated and in 1594 the family's original residence, Old Slains Castle, was destroyed by James VI (I of England) in retaliation. Hay fled the country but returned in 1597 and made peace with the King. He recovered his estates but opted not to rebuild his former family seat and instead replaced it with (new) Slains Castle. ▫️ The castle was still an impressive structure in the late nineteenth century and it is thought to have influenced the author Bram Stoker at the time he was writing Dracula whilst he was staying at a cottage in Cruden Bay in 1895. ▫️ Slains remained in use until 1916 when it was sold to Sir John Ellerman, a ship-owner, who subsequently dismantled parts of the site. By 1925 the roof had been removed. A plan devised in the 1980s to convert the site into tourist accommodation has, to date, come to nothing. ▫️ Image by @jamie__macpherson ——————————————————— #scottish #lovescotland #scotland #historicscotland #visitscotland #love_scotland #travelinggram #worldtraveler #thisisscotland #travelphotography #ukpotd #ig_worldclub #igersscotland #goexplore #castle #discoverglobe #discoverearth #roamtheplanet #history #castlesofscotland #scotlandsbeauty #passionpassport #discoverscotland #greatnorthcollective #scozia #coastal #abandonedplaces #dronestagram #instascotland

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Craigievar Castle was built between 1576-1626 and is amongst the best preserved in Scotland. ▫️ Craigievar was the seat of Clan Sempill and home to the Forbes family for over 350 years until the 1960s, when the property was given to the National Trust for Scotland. ▫️ In accordance with the former owner’s wishes, artificial light has not been installed in the upper floors. This means that the extensive collection of historic artefacts and art is seen by only the shifting light from the sun, exactly as they would have been when they were made. ▫️ Art historians will love the Raeburns and Jamesones, the rare survival of the Jacobean woodwork in the Great Hall and the impressive quantity of old armour. ▫️ Image by @_madickey_——————————————————— #scottish #lovescotland #scotland #historicscotland #visitscotland #love_scotland #travelinggram #master_shots #thisisscotland #visualsoflife #brilliantbritain #ig_worldclub #igersscotland #goexplore #castle #discoverglobe #pinkaesthetic #discoverearth #roamtheplanet #history #castlesofscotland #scotlandsbeauty #passionpassport #travellingthroughtheworld #discoverscotland #greatnorthcollective #modernoutdoors #scotspirit #kings_villages #mytinyatlas

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Home to the Earls of Marischal, Dunnottar Castle has held host to William Wallace, Mary Queen of Scots, the Marquis of Montrose and the future King Charles II. ▫️ Most famously though, it was at Dunnottar Castle that a small garrison held out against the might of Cromwell’s army for eight months and saved the Scottish Crown Jewels from destruction. ▫️ After the war the heavily damaged Dunnottar was retained by the Army and used as a depot until returned to the Keith family in 1695. During this period the ruling Stuart dynasty had been overthrown and replaced with the dual Protestant monarchs of William of Orange and his wife Mary. ▫️ Although widely accepted, a Jacobite movement emerged and in 1707 William Keith, Ninth Earl Marischal was implicated and imprisoned. Although released his son - George Keith, Tenth Earl Marischal - later participated in the 1715 Jacobite rebellion including fighting at the Battle of Sherrifmuir. With the defeat of the uprising he fled abroad only returning in 1763 after a pardon granted specifically at the request of Frederick the Great of Prussia. ▫️ During this period Dunnottar had been sold into the hands of the York Building Company who plundered the ruined remains for masonry, lead and other items of value. ▫️ The impregnable fortress is perched on a giant conglomorate on the edge of the North-Sea. ▫️ Image by @jackharding ————————————————— #scottish #passionpassport #lovescotland #abandonedplaces #scotland #historicscotland #travelblogger #visualsoflife #love_scotland #travelinggram #instascotland #thisisscotland #visitscotland #stonehaven #ig_worldclub #igersscotland #goexplore #master_shots #castle #dronephotography #discoverglobe #outlander #discoverearth #roamtheplanet #earthfocus #folkscenery #castlesofscotland #coastline #abandoned_excellence #droneinstagram

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Kilchurn Castle is a ruined structure on a rocky peninsula at the northeastern end of Loch Awe, in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. It was first constructed in the mid-15th century as the base of the Campbells of Glenorchy, who extended both the castle and their territory in the area over the next 150 years. After the Campbells became Earls of Breadalbane and moved to Taymouth Castle, Kilchurn fell out of use and was in ruins by 1770. It is now in the care of Historic Environment Scotland and is open to the public in summer. Thanks @harry.t.baker

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The MacDonalds, or Clan Donald, were Lords of the Isles, and their kingdom covered a vast area of western Scotland. The Clan played a pivotal role in the history of the Highlands, from clan warfare to the Jacobite Rising, and the eventual breakdown of the traditional clan system. ▫️ Clan Donald came to Skye in the 15th century and held castles at Duntulm, Knock, Dunscaith, and Armadale. From around 1650 the clan chiefs began to stay at Armadale, and the mansion house later became a dower house for the widows of clan chiefs. ▫️ Perhaps the most famous visitor to the old mansion house at Armadale was Flora MacDonald, known for her role in helping Bonnie Prince Charlie escape capture. She was married at Armadale Castle in 1750. Later visitors included Samuel Johnson and his biographer, James Boswell, who visited in 1773 as part of their famous journey through the Western Isles. ▫️ A new mansion house was built in 1790 and extended in 1815 to form the present Armadale Castle. Unfortunately, the castle was gutted by fire in 1855. Most of the mansion was destroyed. ▫️ The central section was rebuilt, leaving the remainder a picturesque ruin. The MacDonald family moved to a smaller house on the estate in 1925, and today only the ruins of Armadale Castle remain. ▫️ Image by @ksulli90 ——————————————————— #scottish #lovescotland #scotland #historicscotland #flower_igers #lordoftherings #visitscotland #love_scotland #travelinggram #thisisscotland #travelphotography #abandonedplaces #brilliantbritain #ig_worldclub #igersscotland #goexplore #castle #discoverglobe #discoverearth #roamtheplanet #history #castlesofscotland #scotlandsbeauty #passionpassport #discoverscotland #greatnorthcollective #lovegreatbritain #abandonedplaces #ukpotd #instatravel

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Tantallon Castle was built in the mid-14th century by William, Earl of Douglas. ▫️ On the death of William in 1384, he left a legitimate heir, James, and an illegitimate son, George. James inherited the entire Douglas estates but was killed at the Battle of Otterburn. The mother of the illegitimate George now sought to promote her son's claim. The Douglas family divided into two factions with James' heir - Archibald the Grim - leading the Black Douglases whilst George headed the Red Douglases. Tantallon Castle was held by the latter. ▫️ George died in 1403 and was followed by his son, William. William was a loyal supporter of James II and was used by the King as a gaoler for key opponents. On Royal orders William incarcerated Alexander MacDonald, Lord of the Isles at Tantallon between 1429 and 1431. He later led the King's army at the Battle of Arkinholm where he decisively defeated the Black Douglases. ▫️ The family frequently clashed with the Crown. It was besieged by both James IV and James V. The end came for Tantallon Castle in 1650. In September that year, Oliver Cromwell had defeated the Scots at the Battle of Dunbar and had subsequently overrun southern Scotland. A force of 91 men under Alexander Seton established their base at Tantallon Castle. Operating from this secure facility they launched attacks on the English supply lines which followed the coastal route back towards Berwick-upon-Tweed. ▫️ Unsurprisingly the English were not willing to leave this garrison in their rear and General George Monck was tasked with reducing the castle. He commenced an artillery bombardment, smashing a breach and took the castle. The damage was so extensive the castle was never rebuilt. ▫️ Image by @ugisb ————————————————— #scottish #lovescotland #scotland #historicscotland #visitscotland #love_scotland #travelinggram #master_shots #thisisscotland #folkscenery #ig_worldclub #igersscotland #goexplore #castle #discoverglobe #discoverearth #roamtheplanet #history #castlesofscotland #scotlandsbeauty #passionpassport #discoverscotland #greatnorthcollective #scotlandlover #earthfocus #travelblogger #instascotland #worldtraveler #dronestagram #mytinyatlas

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#Repost @castlesofscotland with @get_repost ・・・ Tantallon Castle was built in the mid-14th century by William, Earl of Douglas. ▫️ On the death of William in 1384, he left a legitimate heir, James, and an illegitimate son, George. James inherited the entire Douglas estates but was killed at the Battle of Otterburn. The mother of the illegitimate George now sought to promote her son's claim. The Douglas family divided into two factions with James' heir - Archibald the Grim - leading the Black Douglases whilst George headed the Red Douglases. Tantallon Castle was held by the latter. ▫️ George died in 1403 and was followed by his son, William. William was a loyal supporter of James II and was used by the King as a gaoler for key opponents. On Royal orders William incarcerated Alexander MacDonald, Lord of the Isles at Tantallon between 1429 and 1431. He later led the King's army at the Battle of Arkinholm where he decisively defeated the Black Douglases. ▫️ The family frequently clashed with the Crown. It was besieged by both James IV and James V. The end came for Tantallon Castle in 1650. In September that year, Oliver Cromwell had defeated the Scots at the Battle of Dunbar and had subsequently overrun southern Scotland. A force of 91 men under Alexander Seton established their base at Tantallon Castle. Operating from this secure facility they launched attacks on the English supply lines which followed the coastal route back towards Berwick-upon-Tweed. ▫️ Unsurprisingly the English were not willing to leave this garrison in their rear and General George Monck was tasked with reducing the castle. He commenced an artillery bombardment, smashing a breach and took the castle. The damage was so extensive the castle was never rebuilt. ▫️ Image by @ugisb ————————————————— #scottish #lovescotland #scotland #historicscotland #visitscotland #love_scotland #travelinggram #master_shots #thisisscotland #folkscenery #ig_worldclub #igersscotland #goexplore #castle #discoverglobe #discoverearth #roamtheplanet #history #castlesofscotland #scotlandsbeauty #passionpassport #discoverscotland #greatnorthcollective #scotlandlover #earthfocus #travelblogger #instascotland #worldtraveler

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#Repost @castlesofscotland • • • • • Home to the Earls of Marischal, Dunnottar Castle has held host to William Wallace, Mary Queen of Scots, the Marquis of Montrose and the future King Charles II. Most famously though, it was at Dunnottar Castle that a small garrison held out against the might of Cromwell’s army for eight months and saved the Scottish Crown Jewels from destruction. After the war the heavily damaged Dunnottar was retained by the Army and used as a depot until returned to the Keith family in 1695. During this period the ruling Stuart dynasty had been overthrown and replaced with the dual Protestant monarchs of William of Orange and his wife Mary. Although widely accepted, a Jacobite movement emerged and in 1707 William Keith, Ninth Earl Marischal was implicated and imprisoned. Although released his son - George Keith, Tenth Earl Marischal - later participated in the 1715 Jacobite rebellion including fighting at the Battle of Sherrifmuir. With the defeat of the uprising he fled abroad only returning in 1763 after a pardon granted specifically at the request of Frederick the Great of Prussia. During this period Dunnottar had been sold into the hands of the York Building Company who plundered the ruined remains for masonry, lead and other items of value. The impregnable fortress is perched on a giant conglomorate on the edge of the North-Sea. Image by @connormollison ———————————————————- #scottish #passionpassport #lovescotland #abandonedplaces #scotland #historicscotland #travelblogger #scotspirit #visualsoflife #love_scotland #travelinggram #thisisscotland #visitscotland #ig_worldclub #igersscotland #goexplore #master_shots #castle #discoverglobe #discoverearth #roamtheplanet #earthfocus #folkscenery #castlesofscotland #abandoned_excellence #dronestagram #instascotland #worldtraveler #travellingthroughtheworld

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I can’t believe just last weekend we were up the hills with -15c windchill, and on the contrary; Glencoe is set for 15c and sunshine this weekend! Can’t wait to get out in the hills TAPS AFF. 🏔.

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At last we escaped for a decent 3hr drive west to visit Castle Tioram. What a stunning, scenic and tranquil part of the world. One minute it's torrential rain, the next it's beautiful sapphire blue skies. The unpredictable weather made this trip a perfect playground for photography, though I wish I'd remembered my rain coat! History: Caisteal Tioram, meaning "dry castle" (ironic) is a ruined castle that sits on the tidal island Eilean Tioram in Loch Moidart, Lochaber, Highland, Scotland. It is located west of Acharacle, approximately 80 km (50 mi) from Fort William. Though hidden from the sea, the castle controls access to Loch Shiel. It is also known to the locals as "Dorlin Castle". The castle is a scheduled monument. Castle Tioram may date to the thirteenth- or fourteenth century. It appears to have originally been a principal stronghold of Clann Ruaidhrí. Eilean Tioram, the island the fortress sits upon, is first recorded in a charter of Cairistíona Nic Ruaidhrí, daughter of Ailéan mac Ruaidhrí. According to early modern tradition, preserved by the seventeenth-century Sleat History, the castle was erected by Ailéan's granddaughter, Áine Nic Ruaidhrí. The castle certainly served as the seat of the latter's Clann Raghnaill descendants for centuries. As such, Castle Tioram is the traditional seat of the Clanranald (Clann Raghnaill) branch of Clan Donald. The castle was seized by Government forces in around 1692 when the clan chief Allan MacDonald of Clanranald joined the Jacobite Court in France, despite having sworn allegiance to the British Crown. A small garrison was stationed in the castle until the Jacobite rising of 1715 when Allan recaptured and torched it, purportedly to keep it out of the hands of Hanoverian forces. It has been unoccupied since that time, although there are some accounts suggesting it was partially inhabited thereafter including for the storage of firearms from the De Tuillay in the 1745 Jacobite Uprising and Lady Grange's account of her kidnapping.

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Chasing sunsets last weekend

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#Repost @castlesofscotland with @get_repost ・・・ Eilean Donan Castle overlooks the Isle of Skye, at the point where three great sea-lochs meet. ▫️ Bishop Donan chose the tranquil spot back in 634AD to settle on and create a monastic cell. The first castle was later established in the 13th century by Alexander II in an effort to help protect the area from Viking incursions. ▫️ War came to Eilean Donan during the Jacobite Rebellion of 1719. Britain had gone to war with Spain in 1718, and Spain saw a chance to destabilise Britain by inciting another Jacobite Rebellion. In April 1719 a small Spanish force under George Keith, Earl Marishcal landed first on the Isle of Lewis and then at Loch Alsh making Eilean Donan Castle their headquarters. ▫️ With the support of numerous clans, including Clan Mackenzie and Clan MacGregor, the army proceeded inshore in an attempt to incite more Clans to rally to their cause. However, their absence was timely as on 10 May 1719 a Royal Navy detachment attacked the castle, launching a heavy bombardment that forced the garrison to surrender. Following this, Eilean Donan lay in silent ruin for the best part of two hundred years. ▫️ The castle we see today was reconstructed as a family home between 1912 and 1932 by Lt Col John MacRae-Gilstrap. ▫️ Image by @gazg91 ——————————————————— #scottish #lovescotland #scotland #historicscotland #visitscotland #love_scotland #travelinggram #visualsoflife #thisisscotland #master_shots #instascotland #ig_worldclub #igersscotland #castle #discoverglobe #discoverearth #roamtheplanet #history #castlesofscotland #scotlandsbeauty #passionpassport #discoverscotland #scotland_greatshots #greatnorthcollective #mytinyatlas #travellingthroughtheworld #scotland_greatshots #travelblogger #earthfocus #worldtraveler

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Eilean Donan Castle overlooks the Isle of Skye, at the point where three great sea-lochs meet. ▫️ Bishop Donan chose the tranquil spot back in 634AD to settle on and create a monastic cell. The first castle was later established in the 13th century by Alexander II in an effort to help protect the area from Viking incursions. ▫️ War came to Eilean Donan during the Jacobite Rebellion of 1719. Britain had gone to war with Spain in 1718, and Spain saw a chance to destabilise Britain by inciting another Jacobite Rebellion. In April 1719 a small Spanish force under George Keith, Earl Marishcal landed first on the Isle of Lewis and then at Loch Alsh making Eilean Donan Castle their headquarters. ▫️ With the support of numerous clans, including Clan Mackenzie and Clan MacGregor, the army proceeded inshore in an attempt to incite more Clans to rally to their cause. However, their absence was timely as on 10 May 1719 a Royal Navy detachment attacked the castle, launching a heavy bombardment that forced the garrison to surrender. Following this, Eilean Donan lay in silent ruin for the best part of two hundred years. ▫️ The castle we see today was reconstructed as a family home between 1912 and 1932 by Lt Col John MacRae-Gilstrap. ▫️ Image by @gazg91 ——————————————————— #scottish #lovescotland #scotland #historicscotland #visitscotland #love_scotland #travelinggram #visualsoflife #thisisscotland #master_shots #instascotland #ig_worldclub #igersscotland #castle #discoverglobe #discoverearth #roamtheplanet #history #castlesofscotland #scotlandsbeauty #passionpassport #discoverscotland #scotland_greatshots #greatnorthcollective #mytinyatlas #travellingthroughtheworld #scotland_greatshots #travelblogger #earthfocus #worldtraveler

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Between showers at the shore of Loch Ness #lochness #water #loch #ness #beach #trees

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Tantallon Castle is a dramatic ruin standing on the East Lothian coast between North Berwick and Dunbar. It's perched on sheer and precipitous cliffs, composed of volcanic rocks that are washed on three sides by the Firth of Forth. I didn't know much about the castle but, after a bit of searching, I found a fun description of the etymology of the name Tantallon in Blaeu’s Atlas of Scotland 1654 - this map being part of a wider anthology of 594 maps and 3,368 pages of texts that attempted to establish the state of geographic knowledge of the world in the mid 17th century. It says that two of the superintendents responsible for building the castle obtained permission from its Lord to inscribe their names as architects prominently on the walls in latin: “Tam et Allan”. Supposedly locals then started to refer to it as Tam-t-allan and the name stuck. No idea if this is true but it would be nice if it was… 🏰🌅 #northberwick #eastlothian #visiteastothian #eastlothiancoast #eastlothianlife #scotland #instascotland #ig_scotland #visitscotland #landscapephotography #icu_scotland #hiddenscotland #scotlandshots #traveling_scotland #thisisscotland #scotland_greatshoots #simplyscotland #sunset #lovegreatbritain #unitedkingdom #scotlandisbeautiful #love_scotland #castlesofscotland #medievalworld

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It was so good to have a road in the sky, 550m up to run back down from Beinn Bhuidhe. You can see just see Allt na Lairige Reservoir in the distance too. 🏔🏃🏽‍♂️.

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