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.
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.
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View our extensive collection of castle postcards (circa 1900).