Smerby Castle

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Smerby Castle (Island Muller Castle)
Kintyre, Scotland
Island Muller by Kilchousland. - - 86280.jpg
Island Muller, Kintyre, Scotland
Smerby Castle (Island Muller Castle) is located in Argyll and Bute
Smerby Castle (Island Muller Castle)
Smerby Castle (Island Muller Castle)
Coordinates 55°26′12″N 5°32′20″W / 55.4366°N 5.5388°W / 55.4366; -5.5388
Type Fortified house
Site information
Condition Ruin

Smerby Castle, also known as Island Muller Castle, is a ruined fortified house on a promontory known as Isla Muller, Kintyre, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, north of Campbeltown.[1] The site is protected as a scheduled monument.[2]


16th century[edit]

Ranald MacDonald was granted Smerby Castle from his father James MacDonald, 6th of Dunnyveg.

Angus MacDonald, 8th of Dunnyveg was kept as a prisoner in chains at Smerby Castle in 1598 after James MacDonald was sent to seek his fathers submission to King James V of Scotland. Angus suffered burns after his Kintyre house Askomull was burnt down by his son James and was subsequently captured.[3]


  1. ^ "Island Muller Castle". CANMORE. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 29 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Island Muller Castle". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 5 October 2011. 
  3. ^ A. MacDonald, et al. p.569.


  • Macdonald, Angus; Macdonald, Archibald (1900). The Clan Donald. 2. Inverness: The Northern Counties Publishing Company, Ltd.