The original Kinlochaline

Pictures about 1998, before restoration started. The walls are about 10 feet thick. So much water is stored in the walls that it will take centuries for the inside to dry out. The winter of the restoration they received 100 inches of rain.


Looking from the south to the single entrance.

A closer view showing the huge boulders.

From the south, not much terrain around the castle.

The entrance. Above the door is the fish (not noticeable) and horseshoe on the rail.

Looking up to the castle from the road along Loch Aline.

The steps were steep!

A long shot to the castle and short river.
Bridge over the short river.

The short river, or Gear Abhain, to Loch Aline, under the bridge.

Out to Loch Aline, the Gear Abhain ending.

Gear Abhain, looking up to the castle. The ground is very steep from the castle down to the river.

Gear Abhain inland, away from the Loch.
The water is very brown from the peat.

Looking inside to the fireplace. We could not see Dubh Chal although the fireplace is visible.

Just inside to the right, where the small dungeon is located.

The ordinal ceiling above the fireplace.

The dungeon discovered just inside the front door. There was room for one or two people in this small space.

Horatio McCulloch RSA (Royal Scottish Acadamy) 1805-1867
Kinlochaline Castle Morven
Painted circa 1855
Purchased circa 1950, located in the Pollok House, Glasgow

Close up of painting showing the breach in the castle that had started to form.

Leitch The Leitch print of the castle.
Back to top