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Dunderave Castle Picnic - Sun 16th May 2010

Dunderave Castle Argyll May 2010

Dunderave Castle Argyll - Venue for our SCA Picnic in May 2010

The SCA members were very privileged to have been invited to hold their annual picnic at Dunderave Castle in Argyll. This is the home of our member, Prof. Stephen Joffe.

Dunderave is a 16th Century L-plan tower house with four storeys and sits in a very picturesque position on the shores of Loch Fyne.

The property originally belonged to the MacNaughtons but later passed to the Campbells around 1689. By the beginning of the 19th Century the castle was abandoned and had fallen into disrepair.

Dunderave Castle Argyll 2010

In 1911-12 Robert Lorimer was commissioned by the Noble family to undertake a restoration programme and add an extension.

The castle is now the wonderful home of Prof. Joffe. Although he and his wife could not be with us on the day, his housekeeper Mary Campbell was kind enough to show us around.

Unfortunately the changing weather stopped us from holding our picnic outdoors in the lovely grounds.

Instead we were allowed to spread ourselves around inside the castle. We are very grateful for the generosity of our host and had a wonderful time at Dunderave as the following pictures will testify.

Dunderave Castle Argyll 02

Dunderave Castle Picnic

Dunderave Castle Loch Fyne

Dunderave Castle on the shores of Loch Fyne

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