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Castle Campbell

Castle Road | Quarry Car Park on Castle Road, Dollar FK14 7PP, Scotland
+44 1259 742408
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Formerly known as the Castle of Glooms, this castle is beautifully sited upon a narrow bridge overlooked by the Ochil Hills. The 15th century fortress of Castle Campbell is dramatically situated above Dollar Glen. The oldest part is a well-preserved 15th century tower around which other buildings were constructed, including an unusual loggia. Castle Campbell was once the home of the powerful Campbell earls of Argyll, and has connections with historical figures such as John Knox and Mary Queen of Scots. Open all year. Winter closed Thurs and Fri
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Castle Road | Quarry Car Park on Castle Road, Dollar FK14 7PP, Scotland
+44 1259 742408
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We parked our car in the marked carpark and picnic area, then we had a 1500metre walk, mainly uphill, when we got almost there we found another carpark! However, if it is busy, then the road is only wide enough for one vehicle. The castle...More

Thank Christine A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the road up is very steep after oleaving the car park. coming back down i wouold recommend the scenic way via the burn

Thank Frances M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since first visiting Castle Campbell two years ago, this has rapidly become one of my favorite destiations in Scotland. It is beautifully situated just below the wild and wonderful Dollar Glen, with a stream on either side and with stunning views over the Scottish countryside...More

Thank Jon G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Knowing what I know now, we probably would have skipped this one. The castle has some great history and offers truly spectacular views of the surrounding area. You can truly appreciate its location and importance. But, in this case, getting there is not half the...More

Thank ozark_Roxy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this one because my wife is a Campbell. Great character and well preserved. If you plan on driving up rather than parking below and walking up, be prepared for a cart path adventure barely wide enough to accommodate one vehicle

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Castle Campbell is a stunning ruin situated above Dollar Glen. Follow a steep and the rugged path to the castle from the car park and along the way take in the views. With a fascinating history of the Campbells of Argyll to discover and 360...More

1  Thank David P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are Campbells and my family wanted to go to see a history on them. We aren't entirely sure we are of this Campbell line but the trip was fun and had beautiful views. We were staying in Edinburgh and took a private car out...More

Thank missycamp06
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff here are very helpful and welcoming. It was nice to have a chat after exploring Dollar Glen and looking at other locations to visit. The castle is quite small and largely a nineteenth century repair/reconstruction after the Royalists burned it in the seventeenth...More

Thank MarcusHurley
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Worth going into and walking around if you've made it up through the glen. Great views. Picturesque from the outside through the trees. Inside it is original and reflects how it would have been. Friendly staff. Interesting and liked the gardens.

Thank David M
Reviewed 24 August 2017

This castle was recommended to us by a friend, and we are glad we listened. Not only was the castle very well preserved and maintained but the area around it is beautiful. I recommend parking at the lower lot and taking the hiking trail along...More

Thank ute4lyf
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18 July 2017|
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Response from Andrew M | Reviewed this property |
Yes just a small one. Plenty of Campbell tartan things to buy surprisingly enough!
2 August 2016|
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Response from Brian R | Reviewed this property |
If you are leaving from Edinburgh Waverley at 11am, you can get the 11.03 train to Dunblane exiting the train in Stirling at 11.55am. The bus station is only a few minutes away and you can get the Nr 23 bus heading towards... More
Charlotte S
13 October 2015|
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Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Summer 1 April - 30 September, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30am to 5.30pm (last entry 5pm) Winter 1 October - 31 March, Mon Tue Wed Sat Sun, 10am to 4pm (last entry 3.30pm) Admission prices All year Adult... More