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All reviews stunning location red deer worth a stop information boards short visit well worth a visit the main road interesting history isle of arran sunny day golf course ruin plaques picnic ferry landmark island
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Park up the road a bit near the ferry, then amble your way down along the beachfront, it's a lovely short stroll, and brings you to the castle in a rather dramatic approach - almost from the sea! The castle itself is abandoned, and as...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank MoonRiverTravelsUK
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

Visited in Jan but all closed up, as was the Distillery. Lovely castle and nice to see all the renovations complete. We will return to see it again and again. Well worth walking along the road towards the distillery direction to see the amazing deer...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Skandiscot
Reviewed 17 November 2018

A distance away from the Arran Distillery but a cool place to pop by for a visit after a distillery visit!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank whiskyfanda
Reviewed 3 November 2018

We drove to Lochranza especially to see this ruined castle & are so pleased we did. It is beautifully located in a very peaceful spot. People were sitting looking out at the water, or walking around it with their dogs. Parking is easy & close...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Konie
Reviewed 1 November 2018

I could live here. I've been all round the island and love it here most. The abundance of nature is gob-smacking; eagles, seals, deer, rabbits all in clear view. I've never been to a place like it. The skies on a clear night look like...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank milkycreature
Reviewed 23 October 2018

It takes time to get there but by then you are relaxing into the time of the Isle. We just wandered and imagined and stood in awe of picture-perfect views both ways. It was not open but that doesn't matter. Recommended.

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank RetiredWazza
Reviewed 14 October 2018

On a clear sunny day it is delightful to spend time walking and occasionally climbing stone steps around this ancient site. Informative signs help the uninformed understand something of the history of the building.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank mcowburn1
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Lochranza Castle is situated in a fabulous setting on a peninsula extending into beautiful Loch Ranza in the north of Arran. It is pretty much ruined but it is deceptively large enough inside to warrant a visit and a look round. The area itself is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Alan B
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Set in the centre of Lochranza this castle is free to enter and has very useful information boards in various locations around the castle which explain what happened over the years. You can imagine what it was like all those years ago. great views from...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Keith R
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

A good pit stop on the way to Arran Distillery. I would not fancy spending a moment in the “prison”. Well worth a ten minute look around.

Date of experience: September 2018
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