#82 Barcaldine Castle
Argyll, Scotland
This is NOT an official Lego site

This wonderful L-plan Scottish tower house was built by Sir Duncan Campbell (also known as Black Duncan) at the end of the 16th century as the most western of seven castles meant to protect the massive estates of Glenorchy Campbell. It is the only one of the string that is still in Campbell hands! Originally known as the "Black Castle of Benderloch", for the dark stone and the village in which it is located, the castle was abandoned from 1735 to 1896. It was bought back by the Campbell family and restored, and has been lived in ever since...
Despite its idyllic setting overlooking Loch Crenan, on the main road road between Oban and Fort William, Barcaldine was involved in the 1692 Jacobite massacre of MacIan of Glencoe and his family (the night after they stayed at the castle) and the murder of Sir Colin Campbell, the Red Fox, in 1752. The latter was featured in Robert Louis Stevenson's KIDNAPPED! BUT none of this actually occurred at the castle, which is open to the public in July and August both for tours and as a bed & breakfast lodging! So make your reservations early and don't be agitated if your lucky enough to see the castle's ghost, Harriet Campbell, the "Blue Lady", who haunts the castle and is heard to play the piano on windy nights. Look below for booking information. [Note: while still advertised as a bed & breakfast, as of March 2009 Barcaldine is for sale - 6 bedrooms, 4 baths for just US$1,900,000!]

Basement 1st Floor 2nd Floor Gallery


Photos of the construction
in December 2001
The castle is laid out... ...on December 22. Progress on 12-29-01 Ready to roof!

Photos of the Lego Model
Built December 2001
Southeast View South Southeast View Southwest View Northwest View
North Northwest View Northeast View View with all 3 bartizans
Entrance View with Yett View of the roof


Build Your Own
Lego Plan
East Elevation North Elevation South Elevation West Elevation

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