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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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Portsmouth, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
31 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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Kendal, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A good little find on the A85/ Oban. There are no facilities but it is free to park and free entry. From the carpark you have a 500 metre walk albeit very pleasant. Great views from the top of the castle of the surrounding area. Worth a stop off if in the area, but be aware the castle is not... More

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Montreal
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75 reviews 75 reviews
22 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a ruin and a little off the beaten path. We went on a very rainy day but enjoyed every single minute! There is a bit of a walk to get to it but, it is so picturesque and the walk adds to your anticipation. It is free to enter and of course, there is no guide. But it... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I wish I had had more time here. Stunningly situated in a loch with moutains around you really can feel and see times past.

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New York City
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214 reviews 214 reviews
39 attraction reviews
344 helpful votes 344 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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193 reviews 193 reviews
74 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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