This Castle was originally built by the MacDougal Clan in the twelfth century and later taken by the Campbells who eventually sold the castle to the Malcolms. The castle is said to be haunted. The ghost is that of a headless piper who had his hands chopped off by the Campbells as punishment for alerting the MacDonalds that a planned surprise attack had been discovered by playing his pipes. The castle today has a thirteenth century curtain wall and a tower house from the seventeenth century.
It is located opposite the village of Crinan/An Crionan on the north side of Loch Crinan, in Argyll and Bute.