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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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Kendal, United Kingdom
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138 reviews 138 reviews
46 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great to just be able to wander up and explore, lovely setting and deserted apart from a few sheep! Shame it was closed though.

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Ever since I first seen a photo of this castle I have always wanted to go ,on a recent holiday to the lowlands we took a couple of days out to travel to Loch Ness. We picked out three spots along the way to stop for a rest and this was one of them.This is a ruin but you can... More

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Tennessee, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Kilchurn Castle is a great stop for views and photos. A beat off the beaten path and not even marked from the road, we did not have to doge any crowds. In fact, we were the only ones there, well with the exception of the NBC sports crew and a couple of pro golfers shooting a Ryder Cup commercial! The... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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107 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
52 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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210 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 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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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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76 reviews 76 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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