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Inverlochy Castle

Fort William, Scotland
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Ranked #10 of 16 attractions in Fort William
Type: Castles
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Bagley, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Stopped here before we headed to Loch Ness. An interesting castle and for free. A few boards dotted about the site to give you abit of history but not to in depth. No facilities so a half hour walk around is all you'll need.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We only visited as we got stuck in a traffic jam and decided to follow the road sign on an empty road! This is a joy of a place - a well preserved ruin in a lovely location by the water. It is only a short walk out of Fort William and great to fire kids imaginations. Free entry too.

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Manama, Bahrain
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168 reviews 168 reviews
33 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

For the passionate historian that attempts to hear the voices of those before cry out from the past, Inverlochy castle is for you. Seated next to a river the visitor has free reign to the entire grounds. Its location and condition results in smaller crouds and a visit unmollested by guides and peddlers. Climbing on the castle is not permitted... More

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Hoofddorp
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Free entree and nice to see this castle. Not too much to see, but you get a very nice few around 15:30 when the steam train returns to Fort William and passes the bridge.

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Scotland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Historic Scotland runs this but it's unmanned so essentially a free visit. Well preserved and the chance for a bit of clambering! Really nice setting on the river for a picnic and the chance to go over the "Soldiers' Bridge" which runs alongside the rail bridge - another chance to see the steam train!

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Clevedon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The ruins of this castle are free to enter, and you can walk around and down to the river. The walls are in reasonable condition, having been partially restored in the C19th, but you can't go onto them.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Free, close to downtown, plenty of parking, close to Steam train for pictures, and all around interesting. Having visited Scotland for 14 days, we took in 20 castles, and found the ruined castles offered a variety of intrigue and history. Our daughter loved exploring to grounds, and offered a glimpse of history. Certainly worth the visit if you have kids,... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We stopped here as we were driving passed the sign. This would be a suitable place to go to with a picnic. Free, grass to sit on. Can shelter in castle walls. Recommend going with picnic and picnic blanket.

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Fairfield County
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136 reviews 136 reviews
56 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Nice to see the castle. Very mysterious and dark. Mountains all around. One of the charming mysterious castle ruins we enjoyed in Scotland.

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Orlando, Florida
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240 reviews 240 reviews
115 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Inverlochy Castle is FREE and easy to access. Although a ruin, it is well oreserved and has plenty of rooms and things to see. There are a few panels which tell you about the castle and it is nestled next to a river. We walked from Fort William on a pathway that follows behind the river. It is a 30-45... More

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