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Kilchurn Castle

Lochawe | Dalmally PA 33, United Kingdom, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Ancient Ruins
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I visited this place in early July,2014 with my family. Not an easy place to find because there aren't any signposts and the postcode I found takes you to a place about 1/2 a mile away from the castle. There is about a10 minutes walk from the road to the castle. The footpath was clear and the castle was clean... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

On a motorcycke trip and decided to see the castle. Great views for the loch and surrounding hill side. A must see.

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Bowmanville, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This place was a little tricky to find but we managed after going past and back tracking. It's quite an enchanting walk up this long pathway, the castle in the distance with the mist hanging in the air.... but be prepared this is a ruins and although it is accessible to people with mobility issues only limited areas. The effort... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

After a nice walk you can visit this castle and have a beautiful view on the loch. It is only the problem to find the castle. Nothing is mentioned on the road and if you don't pay attention you will not find it.

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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
17 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The turnoff is indicated by two white posts which we missed the first time and the walk from the car park was very pleasant........like being on a nature trail even without the beautiful scenery around. We visited whilst staying on a self drive holiday at the nearby spectacularly placed Loch Awe Hotel owned by the tour company Lochs and Glens.... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The castle is just about 10 minutes walk from the main road. It is surrounded by hills and it stands on the shore of a lake. It is a nice castle with free admission, however the pictures you can find in the internet look a lot more impressive than the actual castle.

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Eldersburg, Maryland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

with a nice, flat walk out onto the peninsula into Loch Awe on which the castle is built. Small, but nice pastoral and Loch views from the one tower that is accessible.

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Sebring, Florida
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38 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Kilchurn Castle is in a beautiful setting on a loch which appears to be somewhat shallow and very clear. We saw a man fishing in the loch when we were there with his small tent nearby. The castle is lovely with several plaques around so you will know the history of it. The walk to it is leisurely surrounded by... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Kilchurn castle is not quite like all of the other ruined castles in Britain. It was built in 1450 by Sir Colin Campbell and originally sat on an island in Loch Awe. The castle seems to have been shared by the Campbell and MacGregor families who were linked by marriage. The castle was abandoned in 1760 after a violent storm... More

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

After some time racking my brain for romantic places to propose to my girlfriend... Paris, Venice, New York..... Wait, why fly out of a country which specialises in romance? So then Kilchurn Castle was found and I knew this was the place. Scotlands speciality, Castles on the banks of magnificent lochs, sandwiched between majestic hillsides. The walk up was very... More

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