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Dunstaffnage Castle , Argyll , Scotland
Scotland

Built on this strategic spot on the Firth of Lorn , Dunstaffnage Castle was erected in 1275 by Duncan/Ewen MacDougall before it was handed over to the Clan Campbell in 1470 .

The castle is famous for being where Flora MacDonald was imprisoned for helping Bonnie Prince Charlie  during the Jacobite uprising .

It is also believed the castle was also home to the Stone of Destiny after being brought over from Ireland .

This image was taken in the Donjon (North tower)

Copyright: Alan Mc Lean (Albiphotography)
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Taken: 08/10/2012
Uploaded: 27/12/2012
Updated: 28/08/2014
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