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Stunning views and a historic gem.

Can be accessed by the stair way by the harbour or the gentler, but longer walk up the side... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Great Find

Wet and windy but we really enjoyed with great views of the harbour. Archie also enjoyed but needed... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Lochwinnoch, United Kingdom
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All reviews information boards short climb loch fyne stunning views black sheep worth the climb steep walk interesting history surrounding area piece of history pleasant walk mobility issues small town harbour entrance easy climb great viewpoint worth a visit
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It’s worth the short walk up to the castle just for the views alone. The castle isn’t really worth a special visit to be honest but the views make up for it. There’s also a walk around the forest from the castle.

Thank Philip001
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can be accessed by the stair way by the harbour or the gentler, but longer walk up the side streets. Not easily accessible for those with mobility issues - the ground is rough, and obviously it is a site of its time and function. The...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great setting overlooking the picturesque harbour. Easily accessible up a path from the harbour front or can drive around Bruce hill estate and park nearer. History even going Back to Robert the Bruce.Great setting

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Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Wet and windy but we really enjoyed with great views of the harbour. Archie also enjoyed but needed to be on the lead with the flock of black sheep roaming.

Thank freddiemoran
Reviewed 27 August 2018

If you're in the Loch Fyne or Tarbert area, I would highly recommend a steep walk up to Tarbert Castle. The view alone is worth the trek! It's stunning and provides a picturesque view of Tarbert Harbour.

Thank SJGillett
Reviewed 26 August 2018

This Castle is maintained beautifully by the dedication and care of local people, it relies on Charity and a small collection Box. The short Climb is well worth making if only for the beautiful views of the surrounding Hills and the Harbour. However, the various...More

Thank Crabro
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Access to the Castle remnants and grounds can be had by a set of stairs just past the Loch Fyne Gallery on Harbour St. There is an Information board at the base of the stairs detailing the history of three Castles in Tarbert over the...More

Thank RetireeBob
Reviewed 29 July 2018

A fairly steep hill to climb and not that much to see when you get there of the castle, but some history boards and a rather poor Sculpture trail . Nice views of Tarbert itself and as you can see some very odd modern day...More

1  Thank julian H
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Enjoyable short walk from the harbour - you’re rewarded with good views & interesting story boards explaining the history of the castle.And it’s free!

Thank Bruichsbest
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

...and a rarity in Scotland where National Trust Scotland seem to have a strategy of managed decline (when I say managed I mean they ignore it completely and let it fall to bits), so to see Tarbert where they've performed some repairs to maintain as...More

1  Thank DaveN62
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