Castle Sween

A ruined castle in Knapdale, Castle Sween looks onto Loch Sween 8 miles (13 km) southwest of Crinan. It has been derelict since 1647 when it was destroyed by MacDonald of Colkitto. The castle dates from the 12th Century, with improvements and extensions being undertaken in the late 15th century. It was occupied by the MacSweens in the early 14th century, and later by Hector MacNeill on behalf of the Lords of the Isles, and Colin Campbell, Earl of Argyll who held it for King James III. It is now under the guardianship of Historic Environment Scotland.

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