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This is a view of Duntrune Castle from the Crinan Canal looking across Loch Crinan, taken last week in the most glorious weather. Today is somewhat cloudier and Cold.
Duntrune Castle is accepted as the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and belongs to the Malcolm family.
The vaulted rooms on the ground floor date from the 12th Century, and the remainder of the keep from the 16th. There is a is well-authenticated, ghost - a handless piper, whose musical warning "Cholla mo Run, Seachain a Dun" saved his master Colkitto McDonald from a Campbell ambush.

B&I are going to the wedding of owners son to my friend Lucy on Saturday. Not being held at the Castle though but in the family church nearby. We are really looking forward to it.

Posted at 11th May 2010 - 10:29AM   Posted by CalicoKate   PICTURE OF THE DAY Comments: 10

Fairy Nuff's Avatar Sometimes I really wish we had a little boat...especially when I see places like that.
Lovely pic CK.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 11th May 2010 at 10:35AM

Westerwitch's Avatar Mr. Green Good grief not a boat . . . but I would love to be near the sea . . . what is it about water that draws us to is . . . lovely picture CK and hope the wedding is brilliant . . . are they not having the reception in the castle?

Posted by: Westerwitch on 11th May 2010 at 10:47AM

Westerwitch's Avatar Would also love to visit the castle . . .

Posted by: Westerwitch on 11th May 2010 at 10:48AM

Faith's Avatar I'd be ok on a boat if I was going there - how beautiful it looks. Enjoy the wedding CK X

Posted by: Faith on 11th May 2010 at 12:02PM

Dancing Dog's Avatar How lovely to be marrying into a family with a castle. I think the handless piper would take a little getting used to though.
Hope you have a wonderful time, and best wishes to the Bridge and Groom.

Posted by: Dancing Dog on 11th May 2010 at 01:08PM

Dancing Dog's Avatar That should probably be Bride and Groom!Rolling Eyes

Posted by: Dancing Dog on 11th May 2010 at 01:08PM

CalicoKate's Avatar LaughingLaughingLaughing I rather like Bridge & groom, am seeing her tomorrow and will let her know she is a bridge - so appropriate ~ her house is on the Canal side and Andy's is just up from the sea (bit further along from the castle) they ar going to be using both houses as Andy's get's let out for Hunting, shooting, fishing parties. He is a chef & she's vegan!!

Posted by: CalicoKate on 11th May 2010 at 03:01PM

CalicoKate's Avatar Oh btw this is actually on the mainland just from this angle it looks like an island, so no boats required (sadly, I LOVE 'em)

Posted by: CalicoKate on 11th May 2010 at 03:03PM

All so very delightful; best to the bride and groom.

Posted by: Rob-bear on 11th May 2010 at 03:17PM

Withy Brook's Avatar Thank you for your picture, CK. As you know the area is home from home for me. But I did not know all that about the Castle. Have a lovely day on Saturday.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 11th May 2010 at 03:38PM

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