Besides the glorious landscapes in Scotland, I wanted to see as many castles as I could get to… and a few of them took some getting to! I have a preference for the really old castle ruins but there were some splendid intact ones as well. In one case, there was one where I enjoyed the surrounding gardens more than the castle itself. And in another, a castle ruins I was so hyped to see was totally engulfed in fog the day we visited. Oh well.
This is Castle Stalker, a four story tower house or keep, 25 miles from Oban, Scotland. It can only be reached by boat if you are lucky enough to be able to book a tour. It is thought to have been built around 1446 and it has quite a history. It also appeared in the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail; the “your mother was a hamster” scene. The water was wonderfully calm that morning which made for great reflections. Too bad that boat was there that day as well.
Zoomed and cropped view
I take it you didn’t get to book a boat ride? It’s a very cool looking castle. We saw lots of great castle in Spain. Many way out in the middle of nowhere in Extremadura just there for the exploring.
Thanks! The rides are very limited and we opted not to even try and some were in interesting places too. More castles coming up!
It looks stunning, Teri! What a fabulous setting. At first glance, I thought it was Eilean Donan. 😉
Thank you, Dina 🙂 I think in total we visited 7 or 8 castles and drove past several others. Eilean Donan will be shown next week.
Amazing structure! It would’ve been fun to go inside.
Thanks! And that’s for sure but I did get into a few others 😉
No leave before I taunt you a second time, you English K-night. (I cringe you tell you how old I was when I figured out that was Knight).
And your father smells of elderberries! hahaha So glad someone else admits to have watching that movie.
Oh how neat! Oh to be a princess for a day.
Lovely photos my friend!
Thanks 🙂 Not sure there was a princess here, times were much more into protecting from invaders when this was in it’s prime.
Oh, but alas… one can only dream.
Well there was Balmoral where you could be a princess 😉