Kilchurn Castle is a ruined 15th century structure on the northeastern end of Loch Awe, in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. It was built on a small island scarcely larger than the castle itself, although it is now connected to the mainland as the water level of Loch Awe was lowered in 1817.

The castle was the ancestral home of the Campbells of Glen Orchy. It was built in 1450 by Sir Colin Campbell, first Lord of Glenorchy, as a five storey tower house with a courtyard defended by an outer wall. Today, it’s a picturesque structure in a romantic state of decay, making it a popular photographic subject in Scotland.

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  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 3 years ago

    Excellent, I have not visited this one, thanks for sharing …

  • Hi Tom. If you can spare the time this place is worth a visit, its wonderful!
    Thanks for the fav and compliment.

    – Xandru

  • joak
    joakabout 3 years ago

    marvelous shot well done an guid wee storyu a fav for me

  • You live in a wonderful country Joak! Wish I could have stayed wee longer :))
    Many thanks for the fav and compliments.

    – Xandru

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökabout 3 years ago

    Excellent image, Xandru!

  • Thanks you very much Bela.

    – Xandru

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • mhm710
    mhm710about 3 years ago


  • Lots of thanks for the kind comments.

    – Xandru

  • Todd Krebs
    Todd Krebsabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful shot! Very dramatic looking!

  • Hi Todd, glad you like. Thanks for the kind comments.

    – Xandru

  • jules572
    jules572about 3 years ago

    I love the DOF, it draws one further into the image…Jules..favour

  • Thanks a lot for the fav and kind comments, Jules.

    – Xandru

  • Edwin  Catania
    Edwin Cataniaabout 3 years ago

    Prosit Alex. Great potential with this one! Excellent comp, meticulous post-processing plus terrific lead-in-into the scene! Most definitely a one of your benchmarks!!!!!!!!!

  • Hi Edwin, glad you like. Many thanks for the wonderful comments!

    – Xandru

  • Rusty Katchmer
    Rusty Katchmerabout 3 years ago

    Enchanting image :-)

  • Hi Rusty, thanks for the dropping by and the compliment.

    – Xandru

  • joak
    joakabout 3 years ago

    and scotland wishes you could have stayed longer too mate slainte

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