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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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New York City
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208 reviews 208 reviews
37 attraction reviews
333 helpful votes 333 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The trek is a bit tricky, it helps to research the exact location. Want help? Copy & paste: http://bit.ly/Kilchurn for a google map. From Stirling heading east to Oban, we took A85 through the town of Dalmally- look for the golf course on the right; then you'll pass A819 on the left- SLOW down and the gravel pull-off take you... More

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Tarxien, Malta
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The place is a little bit tricky to find, got lost a couple of times, however this was worth it. You need to find a side (off) road on the side of A85 where you can find a small car park at the end of it. The castle is in ruins however the remains are well kept. You will find... More

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Old Saybrook, CT
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191 reviews 191 reviews
73 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

The walk to the castle takes about 15 min from the parking lot, but it's flat ground and easy. The ruins are open (no fee) and you can climb up the tower for some incredible views of Loch Awe. Be advised the stairs up to the tower are very narrow and steep at points. Not for the faint of heart.

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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
5 helpful votes 5 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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29 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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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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27 helpful votes 27 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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