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Worth the walk

Stunning 360 degree views from the viewing platform - a few steep sections to walk up but pretty... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
A pleasant uphill stroll

More about what we could see from here rather what is to be seen. Pleasant hill top view point... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning 360 degree views from the viewing platform - a few steep sections to walk up but pretty easy to get up to the top with a few benches if you need to take a break.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank SaraB98
Reviewed 1 week ago

More about what we could see from here rather what is to be seen. Pleasant hill top view point across the Kyle of Tongue and back across the small valley to the village of Tongue worth the walk!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Ian-and-Marie-57-61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to walk to from Tongue. Not too energetic and clearly marked paths. On a good day, take a pic in and a book and sit and enjoy the fantastic views and clean air.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank DOT100mph
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Finally took some time to walk up to the castle! It's a short walk, with beautiful sceneries, views over Tongue, just a bit steep bit! (But there are many benches all along) We were treated with beautiful skies with massive clouds adding that little extra!...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank SnEm74
Reviewed June 23, 2019

Well worth the short hike up to see the ruined castle. Unbelievable views. I couldn't stop taking photos.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank lilllllllllie
Reviewed April 15, 2019

We had decided to stop in Tongue, where we left the car and walked down the track (a short easy stroll according to our Scotland book, but it took at least 20 minutes in each direction and was fairly steep in places) to the Castle,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TheOldMacs
Reviewed April 2, 2019

Beautiful walk up to the castle with a well maintained path and the most stunning breathtaking views you could wish for from the viewing platform at the top.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DoryMckay
Reviewed March 27, 2019 via mobile

The walk from Tounge village takes about half an hour. From a distance does not look much, but wait till you get there. A surprise is that although small, it has been renovated and inside a stainless steel winding staircase inserted, which do not see...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

Walk up easily for the views! A place that belonged to the McKay clan. I got an engagement proposal from my sweetheart up there, just him, me and the views!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank liuelle
Reviewed October 5, 2018

a lovely walk with views to die for when you reach the top. Although im scared of heights I took the plunge and walked all the way to the top with wind and rain but so pleased i did.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Melanie S
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Response from Pumpkin V | Reviewed this property |
We were staying in Tongue for 2 nights while we did the North Coast 500 trip which we did by car. Personally I wouldn't make a special trip to see Castle Varrich because it is little more than a watchtower and I don't know... More