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Finlarig CastleThese lands near Killin were originally held by the Menzies family but Finlarig Castle was built in 1629 by Black Duncan Campbell of Glenorchy.

Consisting of two square towers, the castle is now largely ruined. The cellars and kitchen can be seen but the ruin is actually rather dangerous to explore.

Parliament was summoned to be held at Finlarig Castle in 1651 but only three members of parliament actually turned up!

Rob Roy MacGregor stayed in the castle in 1713.

Legend has it that a pit there was where nobles were executed by beheading while commoners were hanged on a nearby oak tree. Expert opinion suggests that the pit was actually a water cister, but that doesn't make quite such an interesting tale!

This branch of the Campbell Clan became the Earls of Breadalbane.

 

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