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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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Bowmanville, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Sebring, Florida
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38 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Kilchurn Castle is in a beautiful setting on a loch which appears to be somewhat shallow and very clear. We saw a man fishing in the loch when we were there with his small tent nearby. The castle is lovely with several plaques around so you will know the history of it. The walk to it is leisurely surrounded by... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Kilchurn castle is not quite like all of the other ruined castles in Britain. It was built in 1450 by Sir Colin Campbell and originally sat on an island in Loch Awe. The castle seems to have been shared by the Campbell and MacGregor families who were linked by marriage. The castle was abandoned in 1760 after a violent storm... More

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

After some time racking my brain for romantic places to propose to my girlfriend... Paris, Venice, New York..... Wait, why fly out of a country which specialises in romance? So then Kilchurn Castle was found and I knew this was the place. Scotlands speciality, Castles on the banks of magnificent lochs, sandwiched between majestic hillsides. The walk up was very... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We all loved this, but as other people have mentioned its very hidden . Pleasant walk to it. But would recommend wearing walking boots or wellies. The castle is beautiful, lovely atmosphere very photogenic, lots of information. Looking forward to going again!

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

If this was in England we'd be paying an arm and a leg to view it but it's free! Amazing ruins with access to various levels which lead to stunning views over the loch and across to the mountains (bring your camera). It's about a half mile walk to the castle from where you park the car but it's a... More

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