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Castle Campbell

Castle Campbell Castle Road | Quarry Car Park on Castle Road, Dollar FK14 7PP, Scotland
+44 1259 742408
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Nice Castle/lovely Walk

The castle has got two car parks. If you like walking and want to take in the views i would park at... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2016
RAKMB
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Moray, United Kingdom
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Stunning scenery

The setting for this castle is spectacular. I love seeing all the very early parts of the castle... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2016
Katie V
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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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 15th century tower around which other buildings were constructed, including an unusual loggia. Castle Campbell was once the home of the powerful Campbell earls of Argyll, and has connections with historical figures such as John Knox and Mary Queen of Scots. Open all year. Winter closed Thurs and Fri
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  • Average4%
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“car park” (63 reviews)
“dollar glen” (51 reviews)
“walk up” (11 reviews)
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Castle Campbell Castle Road | Quarry Car Park on Castle Road, Dollar FK14 7PP, Scotland
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Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

The castle has got two car parks. If you like walking and want to take in the views i would park at the first car park, the walk is up a steep hill, it takes about 15 mins to get to the castle. There is...More

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Reviewed October 4, 2016

The setting for this castle is spectacular. I love seeing all the very early parts of the castle and all the additions each time it was upgraded/take over by someone new. The gardens are very well kept.

1  Thank Katie V
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Reviewed September 27, 2016

Castle Campbell is reached by a gorgeous walk up the side of Dollar Glen beside the river with its waterfalls and pools. The Castle is in a glorious location overlooking Dollar and it is a really atmospheric castle with interesting history. Well worth a visit...More

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Reviewed September 25, 2016

Walking through the glen up to and down from Castle Campbell was strenuous but very enjoyable. Path uneven and rocky. Staff member at castle was friendly and helpful. Fabulous views. Would like to see some more artifacts relating to past inhabitants of the Castle.

1  Thank dkvl
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Reviewed September 14, 2016

Castle Campbell. A 14 cent. castle with later additions. The castle is situated on a lofty site with deep ravines on both sides. This castle was the stronghold of the Campbell Clan in the 1460’s. The Clan continued to occupy their lowland seat until it...More

1  Thank gerry w
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Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

There are two ways you can get to the castle; walk up from Dollar village and up the Glen, if you're up for it. Or drive; park at the first carpark you come to up the narrow road on the right (avoid if you hate...More

1  Thank Dave b
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Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Second visit up here. Good walk up here. Not great for anyone who isn't as able. Beautiful views. Lovely gardens and loved the fact you can climb to the top of the castle. One of my favourite castles. 100% be back. Love being a member...More

1  Thank Turner62
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Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Da Trip !!!!!!!!!!!! We were out on a trip. To Castle Campbell. But what was a bummer is that it is not so big like Edinburgh Castle and Sterling Castle. But Mums and Dads please bring some pounds because there is a wonderful gift shop...More

Thank Tristan H
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Reviewed August 10, 2016

Castle Campbell sits on the mountain side hidden amongst trees and little creeks. From the castle you have a great view over Dollar and the surrounding mountain side. Note that there is a handicap parking area directly in front of the castle, otherwise they encourage...More

Thank Danielle H
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Reviewed August 10, 2016

Castle was super cool! Really enjoyed looking around and exploring the garden. Beautiful views! Would have been nice to have a guided tour to gain some more information. Had hurt my leg the day before and did not realize the walk would be as long...More

Thank asc872016
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drmacy
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
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knlamont
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!
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acreeger
August 1, 2016|
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Response from Brian R | Reviewed this property |
If you are leaving from Edinburgh Waverley at 11am, you can get the 11.03 train to Dunblane exiting the train in Stirling at 11.55am. The bus station is only a few minutes away and you can get the Nr 23 bus heading towards... More
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