Kinloch Castle
Kinloch Castle
4.5
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George Bullough, a wealthy industrialist, commissioned this extravagant Edwardian castle in 1897.
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Kinloch Castle Isle of Rum, PH43 4RR Scotland
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Hilary M
2 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Rum is an austere island, with stunning mountains and acres of desolation. It is interesting to be among that in today’s busy world. We have been to the island before and were lucky to be able to see through Kinloch Castle. This time it was closed, with a metal fence around it, which added to the feeling of neglect. It is criminal this this exceptional building and its contents have been left to decay!
The walk up to Coire Dubh took us away up to an amazing viewpoint. Also, the shop has a new owner and the school looks like it is full of activity. The visitors moorings, the information hut and the showers are very welcome additions.
Written 25 August 2023
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sophisar
314 contributions
Nov 2021
A quirky castle on the Isle of Rum, and efforts are underway to restore it. If you take a tour inside or even peek into the windows you'll see a lot of eclectic decorations and ornaments. Very interesting!
Written 1 June 2022
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Paul D
3 contributions
Jul 2021
The first thing you see as you walk off the pier is an intoxicated pier master who'll try and peddle drugs to you at the off licence shop that allows people to drink alcohol and take drugs on the premises, go into the kitchen and you'll see the odd roach in a dirty ashtray, the islanders drive around drunk and stoned with no seat belts and in some cases no vehicle insurance.
Written 30 March 2022
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Nik Y
Sheffield, UK54 contributions
Sep 2019
I'd read about this before we went, the location is amazing. However upon arrival I nearly ditched the castle tour for the sake of tea and cake as the exterior wasn't quite what I'd expected and £9 seemed a bit steep. The tours coincide with the day trip ferries to Rum. After going all the way to get there we decided to do it - such a good decision! The interior was like entering a treasure trove, it was completely unexpected with something round every corner. Our tour guide Ross, was immediately loveable, friendly, enthusiastic and very informative with some great history and stories about both the house and the island. It was definitely worth every penny and I really hope that the slow restorations continue. Don't be fooled by the outside, I was sorry to have missed the tea and cake but so glad we decided on the castle tour!
Written 15 September 2019
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Emma Byrne
Hebden Bridge, UK28 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
We loved the castle tour and hearing all about George Bullough and his family and life. Trudi, the Ranger, was full of information and we were there far longer than the scheduled 45 minutes as we had so many questions. We hope the Friends of Kinloch Castle are able to go forward with their plans to restore this beautiful and interesting building.
Written 27 August 2019
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h1479
Bristol, UK9 contributions
Aug 2019
Spent a wonderful few days on the Isle of Rum including a visit to Kinloch Castle. Tour guide was informative with the history of the house and family - there was a comprehensive tour of the house. Amazing to see and really hope investment is found as many hidden gems. Well worth a visit if you are visiting the island
Written 25 August 2019
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Solway73
Carlisle, UK81 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Kinloch Castle is not really a castle but an old shooting lodge dating from the Edwardian era. It is situated on the Isle of Rum about 20 minutes walk from the ferry pier. It is in a fair state of repair with most of the original furniture and artifacts in place. An enthusiastic guide gave an interesting tour and talk .A further five minutes walk to the tea room in the village hall.Possible to do a day visit on Fridays with two hours ashore from ferry.
Written 28 July 2019
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David S
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK5 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
Just a little thank you to Ranger Trudy who took the time to take us on a castle tour over the weekend.
We all had a great time and the castle is amazing., I hope some funding becomes available to protect this Gem in the islands as it is a very special place.

Thourghly enjoyed our time on the island as the wild life and beauty of the place is breathtaking.

Local shop and cafe at village hall with all your basics when camping, and a warm welcome given by staff and locals.

Iam sure we will be back thank you all for making a great trip
Written 19 July 2019
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Sara C
10 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
I'm not really a fan of old buildings but this tour is something else. Ross is so entertaining, and the story is fascinating - both the family and the building. From the half eaten stuffed fish to raunchy secret parties he really brings it to life Billy-Connelly-esque 🤣. Also had a lovely lunch at the community hall. Fab day out even in the drizzle.!
Written 18 July 2019
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Skyemoth
Nottinghamshire, UK198 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
We planned our trip to Rum with the intent of visiting the castle.
We crossed using the Cal Mac from Mallaig and a Wednesday crossing gives you the most time.
So glad we visited, Ross the guide gave a very entertaining tour and explained the fascinating history of the building.
Wish we’d visited previously when we could have stopped over.

I hope it gets the investment it needs to maintain it and will still be open to the public.

Would definitely go back
Written 30 June 2019
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