The present Inveraray castle was
built in the mid 18th century, and
replaces a castle built by Colin Campbell
in about 1415. Inveraray is the home of
the Dukes of Argyll, chiefs of the
The tower-house residence of Sir John
Stewart of Darnley, built about 1400,
stands within a ringwork defense dating
to Sir Robert Croc's time in the
later 12th century. It was held by Henry
Stewart, Lord Darnely, second husband of
Mary, Queen of Scots. They may have been
betrothed here. It was gifted to the National
Trust in 1931, it was their first property.
All photographs are now watermarked
former Stewart keep of Castle Stalker sits on its
island in Loch Linnhe. Also seen in a part
of the film, Monty Python and the
Holy Grail. This is a hand printed b/w print.
Printed from a 120 negative on a cold tone
RC paper, then toned. Hand printed by the
photographer, no injet, no digital printing.
Stalker was built in the 13th century
and in 1689. It was exchanged for an 8 oared
galley during a drunken spree. It is perched on
a low rocky platform at the mouth of Loch Linnhe.
A spring storm parts it's rays on both sides
of the castle, as if respecting the castles
New!! See the Embossed