Castle Sween

Simple, stunning and sturdy, Castle Sween’s origins are hard to pin down but it was likely built by Suibhne, who also had lands on Arran and further down Kintyre, in the late 1100s. In 1262 the MacSween lands came under the Stewarts of Menteith, bringing it into the domain of the Kingdom of Scots. In 1647 Alasdair MacColla rampaged his Irish army through Campbell lands, damaging the castle and leaving the stark ruin that we see today.