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Castle Stalker (Scottish Gaelic: Caisteal an Stalcaire) is a four story tower house or keep picturesquely set on a tidal islet on Loch Laich, an inlet off Loch Linnhe. It is located about 1.5 miles (2.5 km) north east of Port Appin, Argyll, Scotland and visible from the A828 main road about mid-way between Oban and Glen Coe. The islet is accessible (with difficulty) from the shore at low tide or by boat at high tide.


Castle Stalker
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The name 'Stalker' comes from the Gaelic Stalcaire, meaning 'hunter' or 'falconer', and should therefore be pronounced 'stal-ker', with the 'l' sounded, not as in the pronunciation of the English word 'stalker'. In recent times the castle was brought to fame by the Monty Python team, appearing in their film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It also appeared in the film Highlander: Endgame. It is one of the best-preserved medieval tower-houses surviving in western Scotland.

To find out the history of the Castle, take a virtual tour inside and outside the Castle or for opening dates and tours visit www.castlestalker.com or call 01631 740315/730354.

Castle Stalker
Castle Stalker View Cafe

Castle Stalker View Cafe

Overlooking Castle Stalker this cafe is the perfect place to enjoy a bit of lunch, fresh coffee and delicious home-baking. Their gift shop stocks a wide range of Scottish gifts and crafts and is well worth a visit. It is situated 20 miles north of Oban on the A828. Open 7 days a week March to October, and Friday to Sunday in the winter.


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