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Kilchurn Castle

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Address: | Lochawe, Dalmally PA33 1AF, Scotland
00:00 - 23:59
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As part of its setting, it's very scenic

As part of its setting, the castle remains form a wonderful part of the scenery. The hills had just been dusted with snow the night before and the skies were reasonable. Good to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As part of its setting, the castle remains form a wonderful part of the scenery. The hills had just been dusted with snow the night before and the skies were reasonable. Good to view.

Thank Harrison_F_Carter
Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at the castle after sunset and were completely alone. The only thing we heard was a train in the distance. The castle is not that impressive but the surroundings are beautiful and the area is peaceful. Overall it's well worth the visit.

Thank stefanandriano
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We discovered this beautiful castle by chance. It off the typical route and it involves a short walk. It's free but there's no infraestructure like toilets or a café. It' surprisingly well kept and there are good signs explaining the different sections of the castle. We would have gladly paid an entrance ticket for such a stunning castle and its... More 

Thank Alexia C
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's easy to miss a turn from main road, when looking for Castle car parking, unfortunately no sign on the road. However, look for a cars parked in the middle of the field. If you are lucky, then you will only need 10-15 minutes walk along the field and you can then walk around and in the castle. Good history... More 

Thank Ru55lan
Arezzo, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's not so easy to spot. It's on the A85 from Dalmally to Oban. A couple of miles after Dalmally, before a bridge you will see two white posts and a small parking on the left. There is no sign unfortunately. Then, it's just a short walk to the castle. But it's worth the effort of looking for it!!

1 Thank AChiara78
England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a 30 minute break. Beautiful place, being restored and you can walk out to it and actually go in ! Lots of history it's been there since the 16 th century. Shame it was damaged by fire and lost its roof. Lovely walk out , fantastic view of the Loch , worth a stop. Car park is muddy and... More 

1 Thank Tony809
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

well, I had to wait the rain to stop, because you cannot go to the castle on he wet day, no way. Because on rainy days the castle is on an island. Yes! the walk from the hotel is about 30 - 40min, along the main road. But is a nice walk as the traffic is not too strong. The... More 

Thank Thea P
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Theres a carpark nearby which is hard to find use sat nav PA33 1AJ. Its a short walk but can be boggy. Its worth a 30 min detour if you're heading to Oban. We couldn't go in the castle it looked like they were doing repairs. It was a foggy day which made it very atmospheric. A little disappointed in... More 

3 Thank alan h
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

The day we visited the ancient castle made me smile from ear to ear. As a kid, I have always wanted to see a very old and ancient ruined castle in the Highlands of Scotland. We fell upon this beauty on our way home from Oban. It was misting that day. The rain was heavy. The fog was lifting and... More 

2 Thank Scott M
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

The castle itself is dramatically placed at the end of loch Awe and makes for an impressive ruin. Its situation is the main reason for a visit and the track round behind the castle to the loch is a must. Not clearly signposted off the road so it's good to have an idea of where you're looking to turn off... More 

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