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OS Wallpaper Download: December 2023

OS Team • • Dec 01, 2023 • 3 minutes

OS Wallpaper Download: December 2023 - Kilchurn Castle, Argyll & Bute

Once the base of the powerful Campbell Clan, this impressive ruin sits on a rocky peninsula in Lock Awe, Argyll and Bute, Scotland.

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Built in the 15th century, this fortress helped the Campbells dominate much of this region for over 100 years. It was originally on an island, likely accessed by boat or underwater causeway, making it incredibly difficult to attack.  The lowering of water levels since means it now sits on a peninsula, and can be accessed on foot.

After the Campbells tried to support both sides of the Jacobite Uprising they lost control of the castle, and it was used as a garrison by government troops. Shortly after (historically speaking) in 1770 it was badly damaged by lightning and abandoned.

It's generally open to visitors in summer, although there are currently ongoing conservation works. This photo was taken by Steve Partridge - find more of his work on Geograph.

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Kilchurn Castle, Argyll and Bute by Steve Partridge

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Did you know?: On Windows PCs you can save multiple wallpaper images to a single folder, and have your desktop background automatically change regularly by selecting that folder as the source

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