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Castle Stalker

One of the best-preserved medieval tower houses in western Scotland, Castle Stalker was made famous as Castle Aaargh in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

The current towerhouse was built in the 15th century by Sir John Stewart, and its name (Stalcaire in Gaelic) means hunter or falconer, which gives a hint as to its use. Situated in Loch Laich, an inlet of Loch Linnhe, on its own small island, the castle overlooks the Lynn of Lorne and the Isle of Lismore, which provides a most dramatic setting and photo opportunity. The nearby Castle Stalker Cafe provides an overlook and a stop for breakfast, lunch or a snack.


See Castle Stalker on an Imagine Alba Day Tour from Oban with a historian guide, along with the highlights and hidden gems of Argyll. Our private day tours allow you to sit back and relax in our luxury vehicle while we do all the planning, the driving and the guiding. Learn about life from stone age times to the present in Scotland and enjoy a fine meal at one of Argyll's best eateries. Get in touch to book your private day tour from Oban with Imagine Alba.


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