Watching, Waiting and Warning

Watching, Waiting and Warning (HM2CSX)

Location: , Scotland PA37 1QA Argyll and Bute
Country: United Kingdom
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N 56° 27.279', W 5° 26.279'

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Air Faire
Watching, Waiting and Warning
Soldiers on the wall walk scanned sea and land for enemy attacks and alerted their officers in the guard room above you.
Firing Through Fishtails
When the castle was built, arrow slits — like the one to your left — allowed soldiers with crossbows to shoot at anyone attacking or besieging the castle. Their 'fish-tail' shape widened the archer's view and field of fire. After guns became available in the 1400s, some slits were altered to make smaller openings. You can see some gunholes here in the west tower and in the curtain wall from the courtyard.
Friends and Felons
This room in the tower might have been used as accommodation for guests or a favoured member of the lord's retinue. Prisoners languished in the dungeon below.
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Below: This west tower, like the donjon, was added after the castle was built in the 1200s.
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HM NumberHM2CSX
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Date Added Friday, December 14th, 2018 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30V E 349755 N 6259347
Decimal Degrees56.45465000, -5.43798333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 56° 27.279', W 5° 26.279'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds56° 27' 16.74" N, 5° 26' 16.74" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Kirk Rd, Scotland PA37 1QA, GB
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