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Address: Fort William PH33 6SN, Scotland
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As ruins go, it's very good.

This castle is obviously a ruin but is only a few minutes drive from Fort William, is sign posted and easy to find. The moat has gone but displays about the castle show how it was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Can not say that it is a must see in Scotland, but at least if you are in Fort William and have time, it is one of the nice places here to visit. Entrance is free, You can reach it by car ant park it just in front of the ruins without any rows or crowds of people.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This castle is obviously a ruin but is only a few minutes drive from Fort William, is sign posted and easy to find. The moat has gone but displays about the castle show how it was when built in the 13th century. It has played a very important part in Scottish and English history and has seen several wars. I... More 

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Montreal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's an old ruined castle. It's worth the walk if you are in the area. If you time your visit, you'll get to see the Jacobite steam train pass nearby.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Almost in ruins but awesome! You can take some wonderful pictures and it's easy to park. Would be nicer on a hot summer day with a picnic!

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before visiting Fort William recently, we stopped here, and we found it just fascinating. Our tour guide shared a lot of history of the castle with us, so we were very fortunate for that background. The remains are in pretty great shape, and it's clear that some restoration has taken place recently. When visiting places like this, I just can't... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tucked away at the edge of Fort William, interesting slice of local history within walking distance of the town centre.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a few free hours so decided to take a quick look. Lots of great stone work. Grounds are well kept. An hour well spent. Limited parking and only little history on site.

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the first information board you come to in the castle, they quote Queen Victoria who complained that there was very little left of this place to see. I would agree with that. The information boards are good, but the castle is nothing more than a ruin. Four walls still (just about) stand. No entrance fee though so worth seeing.... More 

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Torun, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

If you are in Fort William, the castle is worth a quick detour, especially that there is no entrance fee. The ruins are quite small but picturesque. Also the area around the castle is nice to see. I would recommend this castle for a short visit

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Denton, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

The castle was fenced off because the ruins are precarious and apparently the renovation work was on hold at that time. However, we were able to walk around the impressive structure and take pictures of the outside and some of the inside through the barricading fences. There are several displays with information around the structure that are still accessible. NOTE:... More 

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