Asgog Castle *

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Description:

Asgog Castle is a destroyed 15th century tower house which was once home to Clan Lamont. During the Civil Wars in 1646 the castle was besieged by the Campbells who, after a siege of one month, massacred the garrison and burned the castle down. A similar fate befell the Lamonts at nearby Castle Toward and the MacDonalds at Dunaverty in Kintyre but such were the times.

At the Restoration in 1660 Charles II had Archibald Campbell, Marquess of Argyll, beheaded and his head placed on a spike at the tolbooth in Edinburgh recently occupied by that of Montrose. He restored the Lamonts to their lands but Asgog was too ruined to reoccupy.

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