Lochore Castle

The ruins of Lochore Castle or Inchgall Castle at the end of the drive probably date form the end of the 14th Century. The castle stands on what on what was once an island in the loch. A recent community archaeology dig uncovered evidence the island was probably an early crannog. The castle was first occupied  at the beginning of the 12th Century by a group led by a French knight, Robert the Burgundian, this may have led to the name of the island, ‘Innis gall’, ‘Island of strangers’.