Oh the castles I have seen!

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.

Teri 📷

Zoomed and cropped view



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Fine art photographer who loves to see and capture the amazing things in this world. Owner of Images by TDashfield photography. www.imagesbytdashfield.com
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13 Responses to Oh the castles I have seen!

  1. Timothy Price says:

    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.

  2. Dina says:

    It looks stunning, Teri! What a fabulous setting. At first glance, I thought it was Eilean Donan. 😉

  3. Ingrid says:

    Amazing structure! It would’ve been fun to go inside.

  4. Mark Myers says:

    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).

  5. Nancy says:

    Oh how neat! Oh to be a princess for a day.

    Lovely photos my friend!

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