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Kilchurn Castle

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Address: | Lochawe, Dalmally PA33 1AF, Scotland
00:00 - 23:59
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Fantastic site to visit!

Highly recommended for a visit if in central Scotland. It is off the beaten path yet one of the most photographed sites in all of Scotland. It is easy to access via a nice stroll... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steven F
Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommended for a visit if in central Scotland. It is off the beaten path yet one of the most photographed sites in all of Scotland. It is easy to access via a nice stroll. The experience is not to be missed and there are some other things to see in the area - Rest and Be Thankful Pass, Inverary... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time we are in the area, we stop and make our trip to Kilchurn. In winter Nov-March it is closed. We went early morning on a clear warm May day to find the ruins as we found them last to,e, with exception of the top level closed for safety works. The loch was low, so lots of sandbank to... More 

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Niagara Falls
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found Kilchurn castle very hard to access. It is off a trail and at this time of year very rainy and muddy. The castle itself is spectacular in its ruined state and a constant reminder of the power of Clan Campbell in earlier times. The view from the castle over the loch is worth the walk.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's hard to find it, no signs on the road, make sure you've got the exact gps coordinates. Located on the lake, ruins of the castle are impressive. Views are beautiful. Don't miss it.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting and in a wonderful location. No signpost however and easy to miss. If you're heading west there are two stone bollards just before the bridge at Loch Awe on your left. Pull in and it's a flat 10 min walk.

Thank Wayne G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As part of its setting, the castle remains form a wonderful part of the scenery. The hills had just been dusted with snow the night before and the skies were reasonable. Good to view.

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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at the castle after sunset and were completely alone. The only thing we heard was a train in the distance. The castle is not that impressive but the surroundings are beautiful and the area is peaceful. Overall it's well worth the visit.

Thank stefanandriano
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

We discovered this beautiful castle by chance. It off the typical route and it involves a short walk. It's free but there's no infraestructure like toilets or a café. It' surprisingly well kept and there are good signs explaining the different sections of the castle. We would have gladly paid an entrance ticket for such a stunning castle and its... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

It's easy to miss a turn from main road, when looking for Castle car parking, unfortunately no sign on the road. However, look for a cars parked in the middle of the field. If you are lucky, then you will only need 10-15 minutes walk along the field and you can then walk around and in the castle. Good history... More 

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Arezzo, Italy
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

It's not so easy to spot. It's on the A85 from Dalmally to Oban. A couple of miles after Dalmally, before a bridge you will see two white posts and a small parking on the left. There is no sign unfortunately. Then, it's just a short walk to the castle. But it's worth the effort of looking for it!!

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