Historic Scotland

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Overview

Explore the site of an Iron Age settlement with commanding views across the Kilbrannan Sound towards Kintyre and Ailsa Craig.

Torr a’Chaisteal stands on an isolated grassy knoll. All that remains are the stone footings of what would have been a large circular structure with thick stone walls.

It’s likely to have been a dun – a kind of fortified residence common in Scotland about 2,000 years ago. It’s still an impressive mound today, not unlike a medieval motte castle.

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