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Rothesay Castle Close Up
Scottish Castle Rothesay Viking Stewart Argyll
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Rothesay Castle on the Isle of Bute originally was on the shoreline.

The Vikings built a wooden castle on the site,this stone keep

began around 1200 for William the Lion.

After a 3 day siege the vking Haakon Haakonson took the fortress despite showers of boiling lead in 1230.

It changed hands several times between the English and Scots in the 1300s.

Finally torched by Argyll and the covenanters in 1685.