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Address: Fort William PH33 6SN, Scotland
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Good to vist on a sunny day as the castle is a ruin. Take a picnic with you and sit by the lake to enjoy the views

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Shirley M
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went for an explore but all you can do is walk around the perimeter! Lovely looking castle but the mental fencing makes it unsightly, no explanation for the closing off. Some signage boards around the perimeter and inside but of course you can't access the inside! Shame as its a lovely spot by the River and would be an... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There is no denying how beautiful these ruins are, it's just such a shame we could only walk round the perimeter on this visit due to works being carried out. We did manage to see the steam train going past while we were there though.

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Thank Lynette W
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good to vist on a sunny day as the castle is a ruin. Take a picnic with you and sit by the lake to enjoy the views

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Thank Shirley M
Accrington, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

On a recent visit to Fort William and a day trip tot he Caledonian canal, we decided to walk back to Fort William from Neptune's Staircase. It's an easy 2 hour walk along the canal and loch front. On the way we unexpectedly came across the castle. It's still an impressive construction and there are good information boards explaining a... More 

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Thank Dewhura
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

love visiting old ruins and the four turrets are in good condition. It's a nice location and parking is convenient. Unfortunately it is not possible to wander through the ruins as they are barricaded off with particularly ugly fencing panels. Hope this means that work is going to take place to make it secure and not that it is being... More 

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Thank Carole T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful castle ruins sitting on the river. Incredible that the walls are still standing as they have been for the last few hundred years. Well worth the visit. Has information points about the castles history. Enjoyed a picnic on the river bank next to the castle :)

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Thank Violet Merlin
Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't stay long as the castle was closed off, and it was raining. It was a nice detour and well worth the visit to get some sense of the local history we had been reading about. On a better day we would have spent longer and maybe taken a picnic.

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Thank scott988
Mosta, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have detoured towards these ruins while going towards Fort William. In my opinion its well worth it given it is just a 5min detour. Some parts of the ruins particularly the outer fortification walls are well preserved that you can admire the architecture of that era!

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Thank KrisCini
London
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to get to, with very interesting and informative boards. Well worth a wander for something different to do.

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Thank TayMcKay
Fort William, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a quick stop off and it was fascinating to see. There are a number of information points with clear details of what it all may have looked like. Will not take you long to see it all.

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