Videos tagged with "loch awe"
Saint Conan's Kirk Loch Awe Scotland [01:01]
Tour Scotland video of photographs of Saint Conan's Kirk on visit to Loch Awe in Argyll. This Scottish church was established as a chapel of ease by the Campbells of Innis Chonan. It is famous for the fragment of bone that is said to have come from Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland. A small selection of my personal photographs shot on small group tours of Scotland.
Exterior St Conan's Kirk Loch Awe Argyll Scotland [01:07]
Tour Scotland video of the exterior of the Apse on visit to St Conan's Kirk in Lochawe, Argyll.
Rainy Autumn Day Kilchurn Castle Loch Awe Argyll Scotland [01:11]
Tour Scotland Autumn video of a rainy day on visit to the ruined 15th and 17th century Kilchurn Castle in Loch Awe in Argyll. This was the ancestral home of the Campbells of Glen Orchy, who later became the Earls of Breadalbane also known as the Breadalbane family branch, of the Clan Campbell. This Scottish castle was built about 1450 by Sir Colin Campbell, first Lord of Glenorchy, as a five storey tower house with a courtyard defended by an outer wall. By about 1500 an additional range and a hall had been added to the south side of the castle. Further buildings went up during the 16th and 17th centuries. Kilchurn was on a small island in Loch Awe scarcely larger than the castle itself, although it is now connected to the mainland as the water level was altered in 1817. The castle would have been accessed via an underwater or low lying causeway. Towards the end of the 16th century the Clan MacGregor of Glenstrae were occupying the castle. Once owning the lands of Glenorchy during the 14th century, until they passed through marriage to the Campbells, the MacGregors were appointed keepers to Kilchurn Castle as the Campbells spent much of their time at Fincharn. This arrangement lasted until the very early part of the 17th century, when a violent feud between the two families brought it to an end and the Campbells retook possession. In 1681, Sir John Campbell of Glenorchy was made 1st Earl of Breadalbane. To take advantage of the turbulence of the times, he converted ...