28 de agosto de 2011

Escocia: Kilchurn Castle

Situado en una península (antaño isla) al norte del Loch Awe y a los pies del Cruachan.

Consta de una torre cuadrangular de unos cinco pisos y fue construido por Sir Colin Campbell de Glenorchy (XV-XVI).

Actualmente sus ruinas pertenecen al grupo de las construcciones más pintorescas del país (Escocia).

Sufrió modificaciones en el siglo XVII y parece ser que un siglo más tarde sufrió daños provocados por un rayo.

Poco después sería abandonado.

Añadir que en el siglo XVI fue ocupado por el clan MacGregor.



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http://www.incallander.co.uk/scottishcastles.htm dijo...

Very picturesque on a promontory on Loch Awe.
15th C. largely ruined but plenty remains intact and worth exploring.
Keep and garret with corner towers
Lands originally owned by MacGregors who were ousted by the Campbells who built this and many other castles.
How to get there: North from Callander via Glenogle then to Tyndrum. Left after Tyndrum to Dalmally. Kilchurn is just past Dalmally on the left.

http://www.aboutbritain.com/KilchurnCastle.htm dijo...

A square tower, built by Colin Campbell of Glenorchy c1550, Kilchurn Castle was much enlarged in 1693, incorporating the first purpose built barracks in Scotland.

The substantial ruins are some of the most picturesque in the country with spectacular views down Loch Awe.

This property is managed by Historic Scotland.

http://www.answers.com/topic/loch-awe dijo...

Awe, Loch (lŏkh ô), lake, 25 mi (40 km) long, Argyll and Bute, W Scotland; 118 ft (36 m) above sea level. The hydroelectric power facility at Cruachan (completed 1967) has a 400,000-kW capacity.

Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/loch-awe#ixzz1WkYCZQfc

http://www.woopie.jp/video/watch/426be18fbc6c2223 dijo...

Loch Awe Part One

http://www.visitcruachan.co.uk dijo...

Situated amongst some of Scotland's most beautiful scenery, lying deep within Ben Cruachan is one of the country's most amazing engineering achievements.

Hidden deep within the mountain of Ben Cruachan on the shores of Loch awe is Cruachan Power Station.

Here, a short distance from Oban, you can discover one of the hidden wonders of the Highlands. A power station buried one kilometre below the ground.

At its centre lies a massive cavern, high enough to house the Tower of London! Here enormous turbines convert the power of water into electricity, available to you in your home at the flick of a switch.

The hollow mountain is a place like no other. An underground world on a spectacular scale.