Think I’ll hole up here awhile in my ancestor’s castle. #mygreygardens
Castle Campbell dates from the early 15th century and was built by John Stewart, Lord of Lorn. In 1465, the castle passed by marriage to Colin Campbell, Earl of Argyll when he married Isobel, eldest daughter of John Stewart. The Campbells had come to prominence following the Wars of Scottish independence.
Colin Campbell died in 1493 and was succeeded by his son, Archibald. He had been appointed as Chancellor of Scotland in 1483 and, following his father's death, he reflected his status with a wave of upgrades at Castle Campbell. Archibald died alongside James IV at the Battle of Flodden.
The Campbell's status saw a number of historical figures visit the castle. In 1556, John Knox preached to a large audience there and in 1563 Mary, Queen of Scots visited to attend the wedding of James Stewart, to Margaret, sister to Archibald, 5th Earl of Argyll. Two years later Mary was back but this time at the head of an army following Campbell's decision to support the rebels opposing her.
The execution of Charles I in 1649 created a schism between the English Parliament and Scotland. Archibald Campbell initially supported King Charles II but when English forces invaded and secured a decisive victory at the Battle of Dunbar (1650), he switched sides to support Oliver Cromwell. By December 1653 Castle Campbell was being used to garrison English troops but in Summer 1654 it was attacked by Royalists and gutted by fire.
Following the Restoration of Charles II, the treasonous Archibald Campbell was promptly executed. His son opted to live in Stirling instead and Castle Campbell was never repaired. It passed into State care in 1948.
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