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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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Colchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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176 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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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Top Contributor
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13 attraction reviews
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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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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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Portsmouth, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Visited almost by accident on the way back from Argyll and everyone in our group was enthralled. Great fun to explore the ruins at our own pace. Visited in late afternoon and the light added extra beauty to the scenery.

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you are travelling by and in the vague area I would say this is definitely worth a visit. It is hard to find - but that's a good thing! It is a little eerie how quiet it is. The views are great. Don't expect to spend long here - 40 minute stop-off max (10 minutes from car park, 20... More

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Dallas, Texas
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33 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Kilchurn is one of the most magical ruins I've had the pleasure of visiting. You can take a boat over, but the most fun is the short hike up to it. Go to the small car park and walk up. There is something stirring about walking up the long dirt road up to it. Not conducive for wheelchairs, or for... More

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