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LOCH-SIDE STRONGHOLDS OF DUNSTAFFNAGE AND LOCH RANZA

LOCH-SIDE STRONGHOLDS OF DUNSTAFFNAGE AND LOCH RANZA

About four miles northwards from Oban the visitor reaches the lonely castle of Dunstaffnage (top), which is built on a rock with a steep face towards the water, holding the entrance to Loch Etive. It was founded about the thirteenth century, and was spared when Robert Bruce was dismantling strongholds which might be of advantage to the English invader. The four-square tower of Loch Ranza stands in the inlet of that name in the north coast of the Isle of Arran. It was built in the fourteenth century as a hunting seat.

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