Thursday, 9 October 2014

Clucks & Castles! Or Scotland part 3!

Once, we had all recovered from being sent to prison, and believe me, it didn't take long! It's surprising how much a fish & chip lot, can revive flagging spirits..... It was off on another adventure, we went.
En-route to Oban, we stopped of at a historical stately home, though sadly now, it is nothing more than a mere ruin; though, still really imposing and with an eerie atmosphere...

The Minister's Mansion, or Carnasserie Castle, was one of the first Renaissance residences in Argyll.

Very stylish, with large spacious rooms and large windows, and a belvedere, or viewing platform, to boot. It was built by Bishop John Carswell, for his clan chief, Archibald Campbell, the powerful 5th Earl of Argyll.
In 1685, sadly, Royalists looted and burned it, after Duncan Campbell, the 9th Earl of Argyll, backed a failed rebellion. Alas, it was never repaired.

Oban (below) was lovely, but jolly expensive! I much preferred Inveraray!


  1. Lovely pics Rosella! You both look so happy!!!!!!!!! :D
    Hugs, Bethany

    1. Thanks Bethany! We had a lovely time :-) xxxx

  2. You have a genuine talent for writing. Love the clucks :)

    1. Thank you! Keep reading, these clucks are always up for a bit of fun :-)