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“Small but excellent” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rothesay Castle

Rothesay Castle
Castlehill Street, Rothesay, Scotland
+44 1700 502691
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Ranked #5 of 14 Attractions in Rothesay
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Owner description: Cross the drawbridge over the moat and climb the "bloddy stair" to the circular ramparts, or descend into a forbidding pit prison. This doughty stronghold, built in the 1200s was twice besieged and captured by the Norse, who, battered down the eastern wall with their axes. A short film tells this remarkable story.
Rugby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Small but excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

This is well kept and easily accessable. Right in centre of Rothsay but with limited parking. It is easy to get around and has historic information at each point. I was intrigued to discover it was once ruled by Norway!

Visited September 2013
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Northern Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Wedding”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

A magnificent setting for such a romantic occasion. The sun shone on the bride which just added the finishing touch to a lovely day

Visited August 2013
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Innsbruck, Austria
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“An historic spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The interpretation at Rothesay Castle makes it easy to understand its long history and the struggles that took place around it. It was certainly a history lesson for me, with stories of Viking raids and such like. Highly recommended.

Visited July 2013
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“An impressive sight.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We did not expect to find the castle in such good condition.
The banners in the main hall made a real impression and the video was so informative about the sites past history

Visited August 2013
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Port Hardy, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Quiet and quaint”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

A really old and traditional castle, somewhat in ruins. Although this castle doesn't have the interpretive info or restoration of other Scotland castles, it's a wonderful to explore. The moat is a great feature, and the dungeon is also pretty neat!

Visited August 2013
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