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Kilchurn Castle

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Address: Lochawe, Dalmally, Scotland
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A beautiful castle, unfortunately closed at present so you can't see it all inside. This should not dissuade you from visiting though. The setting is stunning and you can still... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful castle, unfortunately closed at present so you can't see it all inside. This should not dissuade you from visiting though. The setting is stunning and you can still walk all the way round the castle. It's accessible both from the road with a short walk to the castle itself, or by boat. Breathtaking views 360°.

Thank EJG1976
Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

It was quite a cold, rainy day when we arrived. We almost missed the unpaved road leading to the small parking lot. The short road and the lot were pretty soaked and had lots of potholes filled with water, sharps stones too. Go slow if you have a low car. We found a parking lot quickly, since there werent' many... More 

Thank Bandit-One
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Iconic castle and finally visited having passed it many times on the road to Oban. This time was no different with our eventual destination Oban. The car park is basic and an odd shape. The path to the castle is easy to find and dry on the day we visited. Given that the land to the castle is low lying... More 

Thank Nick D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We visited the castle while weather was great and so the path to the castle was good. With bad weather I can imagine that the pad is worse but still ok. The castle is beautiful and the view with the loch is fantastic.

Thank Joeri I
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Free car park just off main road and a gravel path leading to castle which is at top of Loch Awe. Stunning location for castle. The castle has stairs that can be climbed and provides good views of Loch and surrounding countryside. Well worth a stop to visit if nearby.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

What a lovely picturesque castle on Loch Awe. We visted on a lovely clear and dry day and views were amazing. Interesting history and well worth a visit.

Thank jaenm13
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Loved our walk out to the castle but so badly signposted. Lots of info around and obviously well kept.

Thank Granmaannie2015
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This one left a bit to be desired, perhaps the rain, perhaps the fact it was partly inaccessible, but it was the least interesting castle we visited on our travels. I think maybe on another (sunny) day when the whole castle was available to me, I would feel differently.

Thank Nicola Q
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We hired a boat from loch awe boats and moored on the island. The castle was fantastic such a special dayv

Thank jeminyjackson
North Smithfield, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

This was a little tricky to find as there are no signs. This castle is just left for you to explore...no admission fees or gift shops or cafes. Definitely check out Kilchurn if you plan to be in the Dalmally area! It is a great place to let your mind go back in time.

Thank Renee54101

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