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Lochranza Castle

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Address: Lochranza, Scotland
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3-Day Isle of Arran Tour from Glasgow Including Robert Burns Country
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The castle ruin sits in a large bay with stunning views across to Bute and of the hills on Arran. The villiage of Lochranza is very small but you could combine this with a visit... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Definitely worth a quick stop. There isn't a whole lot to see, but the signs give a bit of perspective on the history of the ruins. It only takes a few minutes to see and is just up the main road from the ferry.

Thank Ben G
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
51 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The castle ruin sits in a large bay with stunning views across to Bute and of the hills on Arran. The villiage of Lochranza is very small but you could combine this with a visit to the local distillery, with a cafe and toilets on site.

Thank Colin_Cameron1
Blyth, Northumberland
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

A must visit for photographers! Catch the catch on camera as the sun goes down for that dream shot. You may even catch the dolphins playing around in the sea too!

Thank shaznay999
Clydebank, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

It was a misty day when we visited which added to the atmosphere of the place. Sadly you can't go inside but can only view it from the outside.

Thank Alan C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Stunning views of the holy isle from lamlash - same with pladda and the ailsa craig from kildonan Lochranza castle sits in a superb setting - although not much left of it - Only one downside is the roads around the island can be pretty bad in parts

Thank garydou
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

as we drove in from the south end of the island turning past the small ferry your faced with the castle nestling in the middle of the bay and the blowen away by the view its a castle shell but adds to the overall aura of the bay. fabulous

Thank davewalker07
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48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

A simple old ruin of Lochranza castle make it appealing to wonder around and soak in its surroundings. There is no entrance fee and minimal information but that's what make this a great spot to stop at for a few minutes. It's surroundings make it magical!

Thank Swisschocmad
Bourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

The castle is beautifully sited on a small promontory. It is easy to access and has interesting information panels. A very atmospheric site, it is even more photogenic when there are 4 deer grazing nearby as we were lucky to see.

Thank chris_jonesdyke
Derby, England
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134 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Fully endorse the last half dozen contributions - very pleasant when the sun is shinning and easy access for anyone with limited mobility. Don't visit Lochranza just for the castle though - go because it's picturesque generally; you want to see the deer (typically to be spotted on the golf course); or of course to catch the ferry... If you... More 

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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Easy to drive car up to the building. detailed explanation board. Lovely setting and very picturesque.

Thank Jan G

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