Skipness Castle
Tarbert, Argyll OS Map
Castle Canmore
Skipness Castle stands on the east side of the Kintyre peninsula with wonderful views over to the Isle of Arran.

First construction was in the early 1200s, with many later additions and fortifications in the 13th, 14th and 16th centuries, eventually being abandoned in the 17th century.

In the late 1200s or early 1300s Kilbrannan Chapel (St Brendan's Chapel) was constructed on the nearby shoreline. There are a number of ancient burial slabs in the surrounding graveyard.

Images ©2000 Martin McCarthy, Theasis Photography

Nearby Sites

10km Stillaig Standing Stones
11km Avinagillan Monolith Standing Stone
15km Achadh-Chaorann Monolith Standing Stone
17km Carse Megaliths Standing Stones
18km Ballochroy Standing Stones Stone Row
(NB: All distances are as-the-crow-flies. Lochs, mountains and beautiful winding roads will make it further. Sometimes much further.)