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  Dunstaffnage Castle
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  • Dunstaffnage Castle - Oban
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  • Dunstaffnage Castle - Oban
      Dunstaffnage Castle
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  • Dunstaffnage Castle - Oban
      Dunstaffnage Castle
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Once the of the original Kingdom of the Scots, it was to here that The Stone of Destiny was brought over from Ireland via Iona. In the mid-ninth century with the Norsemen attacking from the west, the seat of power was moved to Scone, near Perth. The Stone was used at the coronations of subsequent Scottish kings until it was taken by Edward I to Westminster Abbey in 1296. The Stone was returned to Scotland on Saint Andrews' Day, 30 November 1996 and can now be seen in Edinburgh Castle.
Dunstaffnage Castle looks square and impenetrable with round towers. A MacDougall stronghold until 1309, it was seized by Robert the Bruce who then appointed the Campbell clan as its hereditary keepers in the name of the Crown.
Bonne Prince Charlie's heroine, Flora MacDonald, was held prisoner here for a short time in 1746.

In the care of Historic Scotland -
Admission Charge - Adults 3.00

Directions: 6kms N Eastof Oban, just off A85

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  • Updated May 29, 2006
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