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Old Castle Lachlan **

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The original name of the castle was ´Castle Lochlainn´ and was the main seat of Clan Lochlainn, the oldest family of Cowall.

The ruined castle stands by remote bay of Loch Fyne. The 15th chief of Clan Lachlan followed the call of Bonnie Prince Charlie and ´came out´ with 250 clansmen. After Culloden the estate was therefore forfeited.

His successor had different sympathies and because of his anti-Jacobite stance was re-granted the estate.

The castle incorporates parts of an earlier castle (12th century). It has been garrisoned by Campbells in 1645 and because of the Campbells anti-Jacobite sentiments seized again in 1715 and 1745.

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