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Kilchurn Castle

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| Lochawe, Dalmally PA33 1AF, Scotland
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| Lochawe, Dalmally PA33 1AF, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like visiting old castle then Kilchurn is a must. Set alongside Loch Awe this lovely old castle is steeped in history and has amazing views. The Castle was built in the mid-1400's and you can well appreciate why the site was chosen to...More

Thank Chosen-Path
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spotted this castle driving from Loch Lomond to Oban on the coast. The castle sits at the north end of Loch Awe. The Loch itself is quite pretty, so this is a great setting. Not too many people unlike many of the other castles...More

Thank KANewYork
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here on a bus tour and enjoyed the nice long walk in to the castle ruins. It is quite peaceful in there and lots of history. It's free entry, so well worth a visit. Lovely area, great photo ops. There was a top section...More

Thank Katrina W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kilchurn Castle is not to be missed. Initially we saw it from the road and it looked like it was on an island and we had no idea how to get there. Our BNB hosts told us how to get to the castle. The site...More

Thank lfogo60
Reviewed 15 May 2017

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...More

1  Thank Steven F
Reviewed 11 May 2017 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...More

Thank nbape
Reviewed 7 May 2017

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....More

Thank journeymaid48
Reviewed 7 May 2017 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.

1  Thank Albena G
Reviewed 4 May 2017 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.

1  Thank Wayne G
Reviewed 25 April 2017

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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Is there a charge to visit? Car park/entrance to castle/land? Thanks.
3 April 2017|
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Response from Tony809 | Reviewed this property |
No it's free
Andrea W
Hi! We've read that Kilchurn Castle is closed until further notice. Is this still in effect? We will be in the area the end of May and are planning a visit if it is open. If anyone has up-to-date information, please let me know. Thanks.
8 May 2016|
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Response from oblomova2014 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! The castle is closed which means you can't climb to the top of it, but don't let that stop you. You can walk round it and there are places you can see into the interior. It's still well worth a visit for its location... More
Please tell us exactly where the parking lot is for Kilchurn Castle. In 2010 we approached the castle coming from Glencoe via the B8074, but we could not find any way to actually get into the castle. We will be there again this summer and would really enjoy a brief visit!
5 March 2015|
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Response from keith r w | Reviewed this property |
Assuming you will be at Glencoe again here are directions.I could not find the B8074 on my map but in any case you will need to get to A82 which you would have to had used anyway to get to Glencoe. This is the main road that... More