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Kilchurn Castle

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Address: Lochawe, Dalmally, Scotland
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Nice short walk

Theres a carpark nearby which is hard to find use sat nav PA33 1AJ. Its a short walk but can be boggy. Its worth a 30 min detour if you're heading to Oban. We couldn't go in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Theres a carpark nearby which is hard to find use sat nav PA33 1AJ. Its a short walk but can be boggy. Its worth a 30 min detour if you're heading to Oban. We couldn't go in the castle it looked like they were doing repairs. It was a foggy day which made it very atmospheric. A little disappointed in... More 

Thank alan h
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The day we visited the ancient castle made me smile from ear to ear. As a kid, I have always wanted to see a very old and ancient ruined castle in the Highlands of Scotland. We fell upon this beauty on our way home from Oban. It was misting that day. The rain was heavy. The fog was lifting and... More 

Thank Scott M
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The castle itself is dramatically placed at the end of loch Awe and makes for an impressive ruin. Its situation is the main reason for a visit and the track round behind the castle to the loch is a must. Not clearly signposted off the road so it's good to have an idea of where you're looking to turn off... More 

Thank Hannah C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We had a day off during november i had been checking the forecast for weeks to see if it would be dry. It started off foggy but soon cleared. It was cold but the winter sun was great with clear skies perfect for our trip to Loch Awe so we could see the castle ruins in its splendour. Heading towards... More 

Thank Mikmclaren
Harrisburg Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Beautiful ruins in a picturesque setting. We happened upon it while driving and had to turn around to get a better look. After we stopped a tour bus did as well- so that tells you how gorgeous it really is. We did not walk over to it, and I kind of wish we had, but the husband was not sure... More 

Thank Mary Anne P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 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 

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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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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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