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Castle Campbell

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Great walk with beautiful little castle

One of my favourite little castles to visit. The steep walk up to the castle is well worth it... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kevin S
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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Beauty in all seasons

Walking up Dollar Glen to the Castle is a must, it's a bit steep but well worth it. I was there in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hobart, Australia
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Formerly known as the Castle of Glooms, this castle is beautifully sited upon a narrow bridge overlooked by the Ochil Hills. The 15th century fortress of Castle Campbell is dramatically situated above Dollar Glen. The oldest part is a well-preserved...more
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Castle Campbell Castle Road | Quarry Car Park on Castle Road, Dollar FK14 7PP, Scotland
+44 1259 742408
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of my favourite little castles to visit. The steep walk up to the castle is well worth it especially if you go through the woodland walk instead of up the road. The castle itself is not huge but will take up an afternoon if...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking up Dollar Glen to the Castle is a must, it's a bit steep but well worth it. I was there in February and the Castle wasn't open however, it's in such a beautiful setting that it doesn't really matter!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband, my daughter, and I went to Castle Campbell after our trip to Sterling Castle in June 2018. A young man who worked at Sterling recommended two places. This castle was very unlike most of the castles we visited. We parked on the lower...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Castle Campbell is one of the best Historic Scotland site i’ve been to & i’ve been to a lot of them! The standing buildings are well preserved & give you a fantastic sense of life there. The views are outstanding & worth the climb up...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank j1lloyd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After visiting Dunfermline Abbey and Palace, drove to Castle Campbell. As Historic Scotland members, it was free. There is a parking lot, but those with mobility issues are not going to enjoy the short up and then down hike to the castle. It was raining...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank DaytonJG
Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

Fantastic Castle. Great value and loafs of photo opportunities. Just a long walk from either car park so bare that in mind if you have elderly with you. But the castle is well maintained and quiet due to its location. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 19, 2019 via mobile

I had a lovely walk round the castle. The view was brilliant and I had a nice time. Did not have time to go in the castle but I will be back. Remember to take your money to get in I think you will like...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank robertmZ5504AR
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Stunning walk up dollar glen to castle, steep and can be muddy but worth it! Castle great for picnic, and interesting to wander around. Amazing views, on a nice day it's stunning and well worth effort! Recommended for day trip on a nice day (great...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank BHDollar
Reviewed November 12, 2018

It might have taken us a while to actually find Castle Campbell, but it was worth the looking. We visited on 16 April 2017 and it is on our list to visit again. The morning was cold and foggy and the car park was empty...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank BL_adventure
Reviewed November 8, 2018

Castle Campbell is the closest place to paradise. Whichever way you take from the car parks you're in for a treat. The path by the burn is tricky for some people, but well worth the effort, if you can do it. With some great view...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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October 24, 2018|
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Response from David T | Reviewed this property |
To be honest if your based in Edinburgh, it is probably not worth your while coming through for. Its a nice wee Castle however there are plenty of other things I would recommend in the Edinburgh area first. It would cost... More
December 27, 2017|
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Response from Frances M | Reviewed this property |
there are lots of dogs along the way to the castle. I don't think there is a problem for you
July 17, 2017|
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Response from Andrew M | Reviewed this property |
Yes just a small one. Plenty of Campbell tartan things to buy surprisingly enough!