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Ardvreck Castle

A837 | 11 mi east of Lochniver, Assynt, Scotland
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Castle ruins in beautiful location

I found this castle by chance on the road to Lochinver. It is set on a tiny peninsula on a lake in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Angela M

This was an unexpected find while driving nc500 route and well worth a stop to walk over to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Catherine M
Pendoggett, United Kingdom
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Standing amongst some of the most dramatic scenery of the Scottish Highlands are the remains of a brooding castle, thought to have been built in 1590 by the Macleods who had owned Assynt since the 13th century.
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A837 | 11 mi east of Lochniver, Assynt, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I found this castle by chance on the road to Lochinver. It is set on a tiny peninsula on a lake in Assynt. There is good information about the castle and the surrounding area in the car park. The setting is stunning and you can...More

Thank Angela M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an unexpected find while driving nc500 route and well worth a stop to walk over to the ruins. The story of the two resident ghosts made this a magical visit. The information panels were so helpful showing life as it would have been...More

Thank Catherine M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We weren't expecting this castle as we drove the NC500 route, we just came around a corner (and over the brow of a hill) and there is was sitting like a historical jewel nestled on a little grassy almost island in a lovely loch. It...More

Thank Ed P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little quaint castle is the oldest in Europe and we went out looking for it after seeing it recommended on the north coast 500 Facebook page. It's right at the side of the road, we needed boots or wellies to walk over the field...More

Thank Kel1202
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here along our way from Durness to Ullapool and it was worth the time. You can park in a small carpark they have and walk out to the castle and really get up close to it. It is pretty broken down and small...More

Thank Lucy A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Park up and take the short walk to the ruins of Ardvreck Castle. A grass knoll leads you by the side of Loch Assynt to the old castle ruins that date back to 1490.

Thank Barry and Nicol... G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ruins of what once would have been a large castle, surrounded by amazing scenery (even in the rain). Worth a stop if passing - especially if on the North Coast 500 which passes by it

Thank jennie w
Reviewed 3 June 2017

This old pile of stones is an iconic look into the history of this remote part of the Highlands. It's worth a short stroll and a few photo ops. It was the original seat of the MacLeods around the 13th century and close by is...More

Thank Lawrence O
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Not much here, but did offer some nice scenery and a chance to strech our legs during this section of the North Coast 500. Easy access with limited parking, we did get a very nice pics.

Thank David M
Reviewed 30 May 2017

It is the Surroundings that Matter, if you can imagine this ruined castle that once was a home for families, today is surrounded by charm.

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