Barcaldine, Argyll

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Loch Creran at Barcaldine

Barcaldine (Scottish Gaelic: Am Barra Calltainn) is a small settlement in Scotland centred on the historic Barcaldine House and located on the banks of Loch Creran between Oban and Ballachulish.

There was formerly a railway station here.

Barcaldine Castle is located a few kilometres to the west. The castle was built in the 15th century by Sir Douglas Campbell of Glenorchy (or Glen Orchy).[1] There is also Barcaldine House Hotel.

The town of Barcaldine in western Queensland, Australia is named (indirectly) after Barcaldine in Argyll.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Francis H. Groome, editor (c. 1895). Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland. I. London: William Mackenzie. p. 128. Retrieved 2009-08-04. 
  2. ^ Reed, A.W. (1973). Place Names of Australia, p. 22 Sydney: A.H. & A.W. Reed. ISBN 0-589-07115-7.

Coordinates: 56°31′22″N 5°18′56″W / 56.52278°N 5.31556°W / 56.52278; -5.31556