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Castle Campbell sits high in the Ochil Hills overlooking Dollar. It can be reached by a single track road up the hillside and a short walk. There is a panoramic view of Dollar and the Forth Valley from the castle.On one side of the castle is the Burn (stream) of Care and on the other side the Burn of Sorrow.

Castle Campbell was the main Lowland stronghold of the Campbell Earls of Argyll from the fifteenth century until 1654.

Colin Campbell, first Earl of Argyll, was Master of the King's Household,Justiciar of Scotland and in 1483 Lord High Chancellor.


Archibald, fourth Earl of Argyll, distinguished himself fighting the English at the Battle of Pinkie in 1547 and at the siege of Haddington a year later. In 1563 Mary Queen of Scots stayed at the castle to attend the wedding of the fifth Earl's sister to James Stewart,Lord Doune.

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