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Lochranza Castle

Lochranza, Scotland
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3-Day Isle of Arran Tour from Edinburgh Including Robert Burns Country
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“red deer” (11 reviews)
“worth a stop” (3 reviews)
Lochranza, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Walk along the spit and explore the Castle Worth visiting at sunset Take time to sit and experience the whole loch

Thank IanGIanG
Reviewed 5 November 2017

If passing through Lochranza, it's definitely worth a brief stop to see the ruins of this castle. I don't think I would make a special journey to see it, as there isn't much there, but Lochranza has a very beautiful landscape and the castle is...More

Thank fiona07
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Don't drive past if you visit Lochranza. FREE ( no doubt your favourite 4 letter word beginning with F ) the castle is well worth a look. No guide or custodian but plenty of signs to tell what everythig is or used to be. Plenty...More

Thank Bronxglenn
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Arran is well worth the ferry ride. Plenty of hiking and wildlife, but I had a car and was on a mission ..... to see Lochranza Castle. What I thought would be a spectacular ruin in an idyllic location was made more idyllic by a...More

Thank Connie R
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Great view with a nice visit from the local wildlife. Pick a good day and the view is worth it. A small sandwich bar nearby is also a welcoming sight.

Thank Duane F
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Not sure I would make a special trip, but work a look if you are passing. We did a clockwise drive around the island, so stopped off in several places to look at points of interest. Might have been better if some local numpty was...More

Thank N9eav
Reviewed 29 September 2017

The castle is beautifully situated and well worth a half hour's visit. It's particularly lovely when the tide is in and it is almost surrounded by water, The architecture is very interesting - many styles and alterations which are well explained on the story boards.

Thank Jane A
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Lochranza is situated at the north end of the Isle of Arran and the castle is situated on a spit of land extending out into the loch. It is a wonderful setting. The castle has all four outer walls intact but is largely a ruin...More

Thank lesaint1
Reviewed 25 September 2017

After a meal at a local hotel we went down to look at the castle, it was locked up so we could not see inside, but this area is full of wildlife, birds & deer! We got so close to some deer (but not too...More

Thank J_Traveller_C
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Great castle with stunning views of the loch and surrounding countryside. Free to visit, highly recommended to everyone.

Thank Megan S
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