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Kilchurn Castle

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Address: Lochawe, Dalmally, Scotland
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Simply Breathtaking!

It's a little difficult to find as it's not really marked, we luckily saw a small tour bus parked and assumed that was it and it was! It's a short walk "To the Castle" from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's a little difficult to find as it's not really marked, we luckily saw a small tour bus parked and assumed that was it and it was! It's a short walk "To the Castle" from the parking and all the way is great scenery and lovely pictures spots. It's a great ruin with some nice spots to see and climb... More 

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Blyth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a little difficult to identify the turning for castle from the Dalmally road. There was a fairly big car park but it was difficult to manoeuvre around some badly parked motor homes. Having said that the visit improved once the well marked track opened up to impressive views of the castle into the distance. It is a well... More 

Thank JanHoll
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A castle directly on the lake. Definitely worth to go, it's so beautiful there and you can go inside, there are signs which describes what was there and who owned it. The view is lovely and also the walking pass to the castle. Just watch out when you go there you can barely see the entrance to the parking area.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hiked out to this castle from a small parking area on the south side of A85. Really not hard to find. The trail heads off to the right from the car park and runs along a small river with wonderful reflections. The hike out isn't difficult, but watch out for sheep droppings. After photographing at the site, we returned... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove from Inveraray along the A819 up to Loch Awe with stunning scenery and views of Kilchurn Castle which is the ancestral home Campbell's of Glen Orchy. Then turned left onto a single track B8074 this follows the river Orchy for about 10 miles, more stunning scenery including waterfalls, this road joins the A82 at the Bridge of Orchy.... More 

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Market Deeping, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As others have mentioned there's no signage from the road or Information. Free unsupervised parking just off the main road. Once parked just follow the path under the railway bridge then across the marsh. Easy going ten to fifteen minute walk but not really suitable for someone in a wheel chair. The castle is a ruin and was closed during... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Kilchurn Castle is difficult to find. If you are travelling west on the A85, be ready to turn left just after the junction with the A819. The entrance is marked by two white bollards. You will see the car park as soon a you turn in. In the car park there is a tiny sign that reads "to the castle".... More 

Thank Gerry M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Magical! Coming from the A819 over the mountain and seeing that magical castle sitting on its island in those beautiful surrounding countryside - unbelievable! First time we saw it late afternoon, with the sun low over the western mountains. Second time at lunchtime - no idea why but everytime we get there I smile. Castle is accessible via a gravel... More 

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Alnwick, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This magical castle sits almost at the bottom of Loch Awe. It looks fabulous both in the day and at night. From the hotel we stayed in (Loch Awe) you could see this all the time. It looked quite small. We visited it on our last morning on our way home. So glad we went. It is much bigger than... More 

Thank Joan F
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Even though this attraction was closed you can still walk around the castle. The setting is very remote and dramatic. If you are in the area it is worth a look. It is hard to find though. If your going towards Fort William, almost as soon as you cross the bridge (on the A85), there is a tiny mud track... More 

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