Castle Tioram, Loch Moidart, Scotland
This evening, I am focusing on a fascinating Scottish castle, located south of Mallaig on Loch Moidart. Castle Tioram, (pronounced “Chee-rum”) dates from the 13th century and was closely connected with Clan Ranald in turn a junior branch of Clan Donald. Like many medieval castles, Tioram is now located in an isolated spot but in its heyday commanded an important water communication route and the entrance to Loch Shiel.
The castle is located on Eielan Tioram or the ‘dry island’ which is accessed by a tidal causeway. The castle was occupied until the 18th century but was abandoned thereafter and is now a ruin, albeit a substantial one. The long drive to the castle will reward castle enthusiasts and aficionados of Clan Ranald. as will be evident from this video clip, the castle displays a long period of occupation as manifested in the varied architecture styles.
More information for the visitor
For more information on Scotland’s castles and much more please refer to Visitors’ Guide to Scotland. The ISBN is 978-1-9161332-0-4. This publication is also available via Kindle.