Carnasserie Castle is a ruined 16th century tower house, noted for its unusual plan and renaissance detailing. It is located around 2km to the north of Kilmartin, in Argyll and Bute, western Scotland. Carnasserie has only ever been slightly altered, in the late 17th century, and so presents an accurate picture of 16th century architecture. Although sited on raised ground close to a strategic pass at the head of Kilmartin Glen, it was designed more for domestic rather than military purposes.1
The castle comprises a 5 storey tower house, with a longer three storey hall house, providing a substantial range of accommodation. At basement level are the remains of cellars and a kitchen with a large fireplace and water inlet. Above this is the large hall. This is connected to a large drawing room in the tower house, which retains its stone floor and large fireplace with carved stone decoration. A broad stair rises from the entrance to the hall, contained in a small tower to the north-west. A second smaller stair leads up from the hall to the parapet walk on three sides of the tower house. Upper rooms would have contained bedrooms
The exterior displays numerous “double keyhole” gunloops, as well as decorative string courses and corbelling. Over the entrance are blank panels framed by carved supports, as well as the arms of the 5th Earl of Argyll with the motto DIA LE UA NDUIBHNE, “God be with O’Duine”, referring to the semi-legendary ancestors of Clan Campbell. (Wikipedia)

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  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago

    Carnasserie Castle is a ruined 16th century tower house, noted for its unusual plan and renaissance detailing. It is located around 2km to the north of Kilmartin, in Argyll and Bute, western Scotland.

  • Jack Ryan
    Jack Ryanover 1 year ago

    Super comp…interesting subject…very well done.

  • Thanks Jack

    – kalaryder

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 1 year ago

    Great POV Kala and most interesting history !

  • It was great to wander in and around and up too

    – kalaryder

  • Harry Oldmeadow
    Harry Oldmeadowover 1 year ago

    a striking and lovely image Kala; I like it a lot!

  • Thanks Harry

    – kalaryder

  • lezvee
    lezveeover 1 year ago

    Lovely colours in the stones. It’s funny – I was thinking only a day or two ago that I must look out my Carnassrerie photos!! Good shot – lots of interest through the grid.

  • Thanks

    – kalaryder

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