Carnasserie Castle Kilmartin (Argyll, Scotland) Reviews
Newest Review: ... Castle is steeped in history. The castle was built around 1565 by Bishop John Carswell., Rector of Kilmartin. Carswell was made Bishop of The Isles and the increased income he would have received from the profitable Abbey of Iona, enabled him to build a modern castle at Carnasserie to replace an earlier building. Carswell was also the Bishop responsible for publishing the first Gaelic translation of John Knox's Liturgy. Carnasserie is a pretty unique castle, it would have been a really innovative building when it was built as it comprises of a tower house, with a parapet and a hall range integrated into a single building. The tower ... more
Customer Carnasserie Castle Kilmartin (Argyll, Scotland) Reviews (1)
by - written on 25/07/12 (Very useful, 41 readings)
Review of Carnasserie Castle, Kilmartin, Argyll, Scotland I visited this lovely castle in May 2012. We discovered the castle quite by chance. We has spent the morning in the village of Kilmartin and found Carnasserie Castle shortly after we left the village. **Location** The castle sits high above the A816 main road on a rocky ledge. The castle is approximately 1 to 2 miles north of Kilmartin. The castle is well sign posted and there is a large, free car park available for visitors use. The castle is open all year round; entry is free although donations are most welcome. **Access** The castle is reached by means of ... Read the complete review
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