kids encyclopedia robot

Gylen Castle facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Gylen Castle
Gylen Castle Kerrera.jpg
Location Kerrera, Scotland
Original use castle
Lua error in Module:Location_map at line 420: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value).

Gylen Castle is a ruined castle, or tower house, at the south end of the island of Kerrera in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, on a promontory overlooking the Firth of Lorne. It was made a scheduled monument in 1931.


Gylen castle isle of kerrera scotland by day
Gylen Castle in 2006

Built in 1582 by the Clan MacDougall. Gylen was only occupied for a relatively short time. The castle was besieged then burned by the Covenanters under General Leslie in 1647 during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms.

In May 2006 extensive conservation of the castle was completed with a £300,000 grant by Historic Scotland and £200,000 raised by worldwide members of Clan MacDougall.

Black History Month on Kiddle
African-American Astronauts:
Stephanie Wilson
Charles Bolden
Ronald McNair
Frederick D. Gregory
kids search engine
Gylen Castle Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.