Dunstaffnage Castle

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (3)

Bobbybisc on July 11, 2007

There are two wonderful pictures of Dunstaffnage Castle, however Goggle Earth is showing each in a separate location, and both labeled, "Dunstaffnage Castle". The Southern most location appears to near where the chapel is/was. The Northern location is where the actual castle is located.

donaldw on July 11, 2007

The problem I imagine is partly because of the low resolution photographic coverage of this area and the complete lack of detail on the maps when zoomed in. Personally I always put the flag at the spot where I took the photograph and not necessarily where the object of the photograph is. This I believe is the generally accepted method of mapping photos within Panoramio.

Tom Brucia on November 16, 2007

This castle is mentioned in G. A. Henty's 1885 historical novel 'In Freedom's Cause: A Story of Wallace and Bruce', set during the Scottish Wars of Independence. Protagonist Archie Forbes (p. 204): 'There stands Dunstaffnage Castle, and the lands all belong to the MacDougalls. It is but two months back I was a prisoner there, and though I then escaped, assuredly if I again get within its wall I shall never go out again.' (The novel is available online from Project Gutenberg).

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 7, 2007
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    by donaldw
    • Camera: NIKON E990
    • Taken on 2002/10/07 11:25:49
    • Exposure: 0.003s
    • Focal Length: 8.20mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.200
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash