Barcaldine Castle

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Barcaldine Castle
Oban, Argyll, Scotland
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Barcaldine Castle
Barcaldine Castle is located in Scotland
Barcaldine Castle
Barcaldine Castle
Coordinates 56°30′37″N 5°24′04″W / 56.510356°N 5.401184°W / 56.510356; -5.401184
Site history
Built 1601-9
Restored 1897-1911
Built by Duncan Campbell

Barcaldine Castle is a 17th-century tower house castle located at Barcaldine 9 miles north of Oban, Scotland. The castle was built by Sir Duncan Campbell, of Glenorchy, between 1601 and 1609.[1] The castle fell into disrepair in the later 19th century, when Barcaldine House became the principal residence of the family. It was restored between 1897-1911 and now operates as the Barcaldine Castle bed & breakfast hotel.


The ghost of Sir Duncan Campbell is said to have been spotted roaming Barcaldine searching for the man who murdered him.[2][3]

Current Use[edit]

Barcaldine Castle is now popular a luxury B&B hotel and wedding venue. [4]


  1. ^ Francis H. Groome, editor (c. 1895). Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland. I. London: William Mackenzie. p. 128. Retrieved 2010-06-06. 
  2. ^ "Ten of Scotland's most haunted hotels - Arts". 2010-07-29. Retrieved 2012-05-07. 
  3. ^ "Scotland's specters: Haunted castles, part 1 - Heritage". Retrieved 2012-05-07. 
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