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Kilchurn Castle

Lochawe | Dalmally PA 33, United Kingdom, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland
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Type: Castles, Ancient Ruins
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Beautiful walk out to the castle from the road. Great views from up in the castle. Castle itself is in ruins but if driving by it's worth the visit. We stopped on our way from Glasgow to Oban. A bit difficult to find but the road passes the Loch Awe and if you can see the castle it's relatively easy... More

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warrnambool
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93 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We're currently staying on Loch Earn taking daily drives of the area-this one has been our favourite to date! We left St Fillans on our loch then drove on "green" (tourist) roads from Lochearnhead to Oban. Kilchurn Castle sits on the appropriately named Loch Awe and really is stunning. It's just a short walk from the car park to the... More

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Seattle, Washington
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52 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Kilchurn Castle is the ancestral home Breadalbane family branch of Clan Campbell (AKA, the Campbells of Glen Orchy). It was originally built in 1450 by Sir Colin Campbell, Lord Glenorchy, as a five-storey tower house and outer wall. As both a residence and as a defensive structure, however, it was extended several times up into the 18th century. This includes... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We called by this castle as e love history and architecture. The setting at the head of the loch is adyllic, the ruins extensive. A nice range of informative boards, with access to both the upper and lower levels of the castle makes this a great place for history buffs. Well done to Historic Scotland for maintaining this castle for... More

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Moorpark, California
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182 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

First of all the drive from Connell through the Fearnoch Forest to the Pass of Brander is gorgeous. I defy anyone to not be impressed with the scenery full of rivers, mountains, stately trees, and Loch Awe. Even the name is appropriate. The word I would use for the castle is dreamy. It sits on a rocky peninsula on the... More

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Kilchurn castle is a must visit as there is no gift shop and no entrance fee. and the view from the tower is amazing ... take a picnic and enjoy the tranquillity

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Newark, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

And it was one of the highlights of our trip to the UK. It's a little gem, and so different from Inverary castle or Edinburgh castle. No gift shops, no mobs of tourists. Just a beautiful ruined castle overlooking a loch. A wonderful place to have a picnic or just enjoy the quiet and ruminate on the history surrounding you.

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Kilchurn Castle is a beautiful free-to-enter castle under the care of Historic Scotland between the villages of Loch Awe and Dalmally. Access is via a relatively long access path (or by boat). The car park is not signed from the main road. It is the first turning on the right after crossing the bridge over the corner of the loch... More

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13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Now this is my kind attraction. Short walk from the car park, maybe 15 mins or so and you are there at a well preserved castle from the 1600's. If you get a chance just visit it. It's free and so serene you will be glad you did. For those who are having trouble location it. I was on the... More

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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Took the dog on this walk. Enjoyed visiting the castle, very atmospheric and the scenery is lovely. Park at the first layby as the second is getting very potholed.

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