Dunbeg, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

Dunstaffnage Castle

Dunstaffnage Castle

Dunstaffnage Castle dates back to the 13th century and was built by the MacDougall lords of Lorn. It has been held since the 15th century by the Clan Campbell. To this day there is a hereditary Captain of Dunstaffnage, although they no longer reside at the castle. Dunstaffnage is maintained by Historic Scotland, and is open to the public, although the 16th century gatehouse is retained as the private property of the Captain.


It is reputed to be haunted by a Green Lady. Some believe this to be a gruaghach which is a fairy or spirit that can affect Clan fortunes.

Dunstaffnage Castle,


By Oban,

Argyll, PA37 1PZ.


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For further information, please read Haunted Castles of Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones and Haunted Scottish Castles and Houses by G. Stewart.


Visitor Information

Dunbeg, formerly known as Dunstaffnage, a village in Argyll and Bute, Scotland.

It lies approximately 2.5 miles outside of Oban.

Pictured is Dunstaffnage Castle courtesy of Anne Burgess. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.