Castle Lachlan
Strachur, Argyll
Castle Canmore
Also known as Old Castle Lachlan; Strathlachlan Policies

There are two buildings known as Castle Lachlan here: New Castle Lachlan is an 18th century baronial house; Old Castle Lachlan, described here, is a 15th century stronghold on the site of older fortresses going back to at least the early 1300s.

The Maclachlans fought with Bonnie Prince Charlie during the Jacobite uprising, but the clan chief died at Culloden and the castle was abandoned then. There is a tradition that the castle was attacked by an English warship from Loch Fyne.

Images ©2015 Martin McCarthy, Theasis Photography

Nearby Sites

10km Barmore Wood Chambered Cairn
14km Kilmichael Glassary Decorated Rock Sheet Cup and Ring Marks
14km Torbhlaran Standing Stone
15km Achnabreck Carved Rocksheet Cup And Ring
15km Creagantairbh Beag Monolith Standing Stone
15km Glennan Standing Stone
15km Stane Alane Standing Stone
16km Dunadd Fort; Rock Carving
16km Inverary Castle Megalith Standing Stone
17km Ballymeanoch Cairn Kerb Cairn
17km Ballymeanoch Henge Henge; Cist
17km Ballymeanoch Holed Stone Standing Stone (broken, fallen and moved)
17km Ballymeanoch Stone Rows Stone Rows
17km Cairnbaan Cup and Ring Marks
17km Carnassarie Cairn Cairn
17km Carnassarie Standing Stones Standing Stones
17km Dunchraigaig Cairn Chambered Cairn
17km Kilmartin Church And Graveyard Mediaeval Grave Slabs; Early Christian Crosses; Carved Slabs; Church
17km Nether Largie Stone Setting Stone Setting
18km Salachary Stone Row Standing Stones
18km Temple Wood Stone Circle
19km Kintraw Standing Stone; Cairn
19km Ormaig Rock Carvings Cup and Ring Marks
(NB: All distances are as-the-crow-flies. Lochs, mountains and beautiful winding roads will make it further. Sometimes much further.)