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Kisimul Castle

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Castle Bay, HS9 5UZ, Scotland
+44 1871 810313
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Flying visit!

Was only on an overnight stay but this trip is a must! Got the first boat over at 930am. The guys... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
WeeShivy01
A Must Do if the wether is good

My second visit to this amazing Castle. Stunning views all round. That it was rebuilt totally is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“boat trip” (35 reviews)
“every half hour” (12 reviews)
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Castle Bay, HS9 5UZ, Scotland
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+44 1871 810313
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"boat trip"
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"every half hour"
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"well worth a visit"
in 19 reviews
"historic scotland"
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"short trip"
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"interesting history"
in 5 reviews
"stunning location"
in 5 reviews
"worth a trip"
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"lovely visit"
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"included in the price"
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"boat runs"
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"interesting visit"
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"return trip"
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"few minutes"
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"small shop"
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"interesting place"
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"rooms"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Was only on an overnight stay but this trip is a must! Got the first boat over at 930am. The guys on the boat were great as were the staff at the castle. Made to feel very welcome. Didn't realise I could have had breakfast...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My second visit to this amazing Castle. Stunning views all round. That it was rebuilt totally is fantastic. I'm sure it will last another few hundred years.

Thank antis
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a Trip across to see the castle and learn it's History Stunning views back across to Castlebay Boat runs every 30 minutes and 30 mins is around enough time to have a look around. Gift shop on the castle too

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Second trip to Kisimul. First with my husband. This time my sister. We doing the pilgrimage. Lots of the castle closed off this time. Was rather disappointed. So wanted sister to the crest which is no longer an open area. We missed our cheiftan by...More

1  Thank Wendy C
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

To be honest, when we visited there wasn’t much to see as a significant part of the interior of the castle was undergoing restoration. But it’s worth a trip, the entry fee is low and includes the boat ride to and from the castle. Entering...More

2  Thank BandWT4647
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

From the start of the boat trip to the castle it was a lovely visit. The castle is still under repair inside but that does not hamper the visit, A little bit of Barra history set in a magnificent bay.

2  Thank Examiner2010
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Unfortunately parts of the castle were being renovated but what you could see was ok. The rooms are mostly empty but the views of Castlebay from the top are good even in the rain.

Thank owdrocka
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

First thing we saw on sailing in.....had a lovely visit crossing by wee rowing boat as it is in the bay. If I livedin a castle....this would be the one.

Thank Andy K
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit to this castle in the harbour surrounded by water. Ferry man goes every half hour in summer months. Only takes a 15 mins to explore. Inside small cottages around a courtyard. Some being renovated. Discrete location of privy off hall made me...More

Thank Charbala
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Wherever you are in Castlebay, the Castle grabs you. It shimmers above the water just begging to be explored. It's open every day visited by a small boat trip which is included in the price. The boat runs every half hour with a break for...More

Thank BillfromKent
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Response from alanrphillips | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we were there on the 9th of April. There were areas out of bounds due to renovations one being the 'great hall' but still worth the visit Have a great trip Alan
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xrokhound
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Response from Wendy C | Reviewed this property |
Definitnitely summer the best time to visit. Accomodation can be tight so book ahead. We took a car over which we picked up in Oban. Was good as took food supplys with us. Rather pricey over there. Definitely wish to go... More
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