We recently visited Killin, Stirlingshire, in order to return to Finlarig Castle. There is a very comprehensive history of the castle over at Undiscovered Scotland which we highly recommend you check out! This 1600’s building is now pretty much in complete ruin and there is a warning sign as you approach regarding the dangerous condition of the area.
Here’s Ian’s selection of images:
Sarah lining up a shot of the castle (off camera, left)
There’s not much left of this side of the castle
Sir Gavin & Lady Campbell are buried on site
Nature seems to be taking over more and more
There is a pit on this side of the castle so watch your step!
The steps up to the hanging tree
The lower section is all but completely uncovered
Ian standing in what would have been the centre of the main building
There’s still plenty of features left which help build a mental image of what the place would have looked like in its glory days
Ian didn’t tighten his tripod head enough…
There’s not much holding up this old building – enter at your own risk!
The Mausoleum roof must have caved in a long time ago
The Mausoleum entrance
The graves are in surprisingly good condition
Side by side