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Ardvreck Castle

A837 | 11 mi east of Lochniver, Assynt, Scotland
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Castle ruins

Park up and take the short walk to the ruins of Ardvreck Castle. A grass knoll leads you by the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Barry and Nicol... G
Reading, United Kingdom
Worth a stop if on your route

Ruins of what once would have been a large castle, surrounded by amazing scenery (even in the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
jennie w
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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Standing amongst some of the most dramatic scenery of the Scottish Highlands are the remains of a brooding castle, thought to have been built in 1590 by the Macleods who had owned Assynt since the 13th century.
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A837 | 11 mi east of Lochniver, Assynt, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Park up and take the short walk to the ruins of Ardvreck Castle. A grass knoll leads you by the side of Loch Assynt to the old castle ruins that date back to 1490.

Thank Barry and Nicol... G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Ruins of what once would have been a large castle, surrounded by amazing scenery (even in the rain). Worth a stop if passing - especially if on the North Coast 500 which passes by it

Thank jennie w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This old pile of stones is an iconic look into the history of this remote part of the Highlands. It's worth a short stroll and a few photo ops. It was the original seat of the MacLeods around the 13th century and close by is...More

Thank Lawrence O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not much here, but did offer some nice scenery and a chance to strech our legs during this section of the North Coast 500. Easy access with limited parking, we did get a very nice pics.

Thank David M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is the Surroundings that Matter, if you can imagine this ruined castle that once was a home for families, today is surrounded by charm.

1  Thank JJJaZZZ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This stop has a couple of things to see with the castle and a ruined house set on the loch side. Across the road there is also a little waterfall that is worth a look. The castle is an old ruin with a beautiful outlook...More

1  Thank 246,170
Reviewed May 17, 2017

Interesting material on signs at the site. Gorgeous views and would make a great picnic spot. Unfortunately, it was too cold to linger when we visited!

Thank Lee K
Reviewed May 17, 2017

Better to plan your visit and read everything you can about Ardvreck before you get there. It's a magnificent Medieval Tower House and even though there are few remains, the location and design are more interesting than you can imagine. Our visit early May of...More

1  Thank 724Lee
Reviewed May 16, 2017

This small castle ruin doesn't take long to visit, but it's free and it's a beautiful lochside landscape. The information panels which can be read either before or after you visit the ruin itself are detailed, fascinating and well presented. Well worth a stop along...More

1  Thank CraigBerkman
Reviewed April 20, 2017

There's not much left of the castle, most of it being in ruins. But, the location is stunning! The Assynt region is on our '10-favourite spots in the world' list. Sparkling blue waters (assuming the sun is shining), rugged mountains and a wild, untamed land...More

1  Thank Jim L
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