On the shores of Loch Fyne
ABOUT THE CASTLE
Sat on the shores of the picturesque Loch Fyne, in Scotland, Dunderave Castle is believed to have first begun construction in 1593.
It was originally the seat of clan chief Ian McNaughton who used it a symbol of his pride, prestige and strength.
Standing on an excellent defensive position jutting into the water the fortress has had an interesting and rich history.
Dunderave Castle has had a number of reincarnations and renovations over the centuries with much of the present fortress made up of a major rebuild which took place in 1744.
As well as exploring the general history of the castle, this website charts a period where the building was owned and renovated by business man Barry Weir who turned it into a high end hotel as well as a family home.
The castle is now in private ownership and is not generally open to the public.