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We visited Kinloch castle, built as a private residence for Sir George Bullough, a textile tycoon... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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The guide (I forget his name, but was from Cumbernauld) was very engaging. Was a quick tour... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Laura F
Inverness, United Kingdom
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George Bullough, a wealthy industrialist, commissioned this extravagant Edwardian castle in 1897.
Kinloch Castle Isle of Rum, PH43 4RR, Scotland
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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

We visited Kinloch castle, built as a private residence for Sir George Bullough, a textile tycoon from Accrington whose father bought Rùm as his summer residence and shooting estate. Construction began in 1897, and was completed in 1900. Built as a luxurious retreat, Kinloch Castle...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 16 August 2018

The guide (I forget his name, but was from Cumbernauld) was very engaging. Was a quick tour allowing for folk to catch the ferry back - would have liked longer, but I too was catching the ferry :( Very informative and interesting. Definitely recommend.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Laura F
Reviewed 20 June 2018

At start of June had the opportunity to visit this extraordinary decaying tribute to the affluence of the late Victorian era which was built by a textile magnate from Accrington with no expense spared. Sorely in need of restoration but amazing as it is with...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Alexandra D
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Most interesting to see how the family lived . Would like to see the castle being restored. Toilets 10 minutes walk away at camp site. None at the pier.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

A must visit if you’re lucky enough to ever be on the stunning island of Rum. Highly recommend you take the tour - at a very reasonable £9 each for adults - I’m afraid I didn’t catch the tour guides name but he was absolutely...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We visited Kinloch Castle on an island-hopping trip to Rum. Fascinating place made even more interesting and amusing by our guide. One of the most interesting and entertaining tours of a castle ever.

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank Sandra L
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Tour of this "castle" is very interesting, giving you a glimpse into how the wealthy spent their leisure time. Our guide was a font of information on the house and family - very funny to boot. It is unfortunate it is falling into disrepair -...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank CapeCodDiva
Reviewed 8 July 2017

This was my third visit to Kinloch Castle and was as enjoyable and interesting as the others. There is much history associated with the Castle (really more of a stately home or leisure residence) and the guides provide an excellent tour. I highly recommend a...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank AckyMitch
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This is what I came to Rum to see and I was delighted they were offering one tour at 2pm. The castle is enormous, it seems so sad that it really is falling into disrepair. The cost of restoring it is estimated at around 15...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank allanmaciver
Reviewed 4 July 2017

We arrived on the Lochnevis from Mallaig, we had hoped to spend the day on Eigg and climb An Sgurr, but the weather was against us and so we went to Rùm instead and visit Kinloch Castle. We were not disappointed with the change of...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Laura G
25 July 2018|
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Response from r4m | Reviewed this property |
No but it's about 15mins walk. Rum is small island with no public transport of any kind. If there was someone with poor mobility I would imagine the SNH might help in some way
Jane A
6 July 2018|
Response from r4m | Reviewed this property |
No but I dare say one of the locals might help if you email in adavnce