Strome Castle

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Fay G
16 contributions
Aug 2020
As other reviewers have said, manage your expectations for this one. It is not a museum - it is a ruined castle. It is really atmospheric when you walk up and step 'inside' and if you're a history buff like me, you'll love standing and imagining what it must have been like centuries ago. It has stunning views over the water too. Not a full day out, or even a morning out, but definitely worth dropping in for if you're in the area.
Written August 12, 2020
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Glendajm
Sydney, Australia91 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
A short drive from Loch Carron is this old ruin. It is on the beautiful loch but is worth a visit. The Siege that happened on this site can be imagined and the Mackenzie chief blew it up.
Written June 13, 2019
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iainmcleod
Mid Calder, UK3,629 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
There is very little left but the national trust property still has a historical feel to it. Originaly built by the McDonald's in 1472 it was destroyed by the Mackenzie's in 1602 so testmont to clan rivalry. Is a beautiful scenic spot so worth a pop in to see.
Written May 5, 2018
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Marguerite a
Ohio334 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
Strome Castle is located on what used to be the road to the Ferry to Kyle of Lochlash but the ferry closed and it now sits near a dead-end road. The Castle was built in the 1400s. It guards the north side of the Strome Narrows near the mouth of Loch Carron. In 1602 the castle was besieged by Kenneth Mackenzie, Lord of Kintail. Mackenzie was on the point of giving up the siege when, one night, some Macdonald women drawing water from the castle's well accidentally deposited it in the barrel containing the castle's stocks of gunpowder rather than in the barrel containing their immediate supply of water. A Mackenzie prisoner in the castle overheard the argument that followed and in the confusion escaped to inform Kenneth Mackenzie that the castle was now effectively defenseless. The Macdonald garrison negotiated their surrender and safe passage. After they had departed, the Mackenzies blew up the castle. What you see today is mostly a pile of stones, with one arch through which you can take delightful photos of the Loch, and of whoever you pose in the arch. There is another fun story about the Castle, which is cared for by The National Trust, though the sign telling you this by an unmanned collection box is so faded one can hardly read it. At the end of the road on which it sits, a homeowner built a large, brand-new house. Apparently to a lot of visitors, this looked like a visitors’ center and the new home owners often had folks coming up to their hideaway to ask questions about the castle. They have now posted an ugly sign that says “PRIVATE PROPERTY.” They probably would have done better to have posted a second collection box and a blurb about the castle. Apparently their ugly sign does not deter some folks, especially those for whom English is not their primary language. Imagine someone trying to get a copy of information in Chinese of German from the Scottish landowner, who wants nothing to do with others and just wants to be left alone! The house certainly does look more like a visitors’ center than a home!
Written May 28, 2017
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JaneyL121
United Kingdom268 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
There isn’t much of the castle left, but the views from the top are stunning and it’s worth a visit if you are in the area. Parking is limited, but its a very quiet area with few visitors so shouldn’t be an issue. Nice wee rocky beach below it if you fancy a swim.
Written July 24, 2021
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Bill L
15 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
Stayed at Strathcarron and visited here on our first night, stunning views and a great place to ponder.
Written June 4, 2018
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Dan P
Coventry, UK454 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
Took a detour to Strome Castle while on a drive around the lochs. In reality just some outer walls remain of the small castle, it has great views and is a good spot to take a photo. If you drove a long way, you'd likely be disappointed. It could do with an information board to tell a bit about the castle (ruins of).
Written March 29, 2018
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Mistingglas
Llangammarch Wells, UK77 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
A slow amble out to Ardaneasken and stopped off here to take in the views. Clambered around the ruins taking in the history and took plenty of photos of the area. Ideal interesting fresh air break prior to continuing our itinerary.
Written October 5, 2017
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Mr Hertz van Rental
Wankendorf, Germany21 contributions
Apr 2016 • Family
Nice castle with a reasonable sea view. Be careful not to let children fall over the low walls as you may not have as many children after such an encounter.
Written March 8, 2017
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Paul B
Cranbrook, UK13 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
There is not a lot left of Strome castle, so it doesn't take long to explore, but what little there is charming, and well worth the short detour off the main road. The location is beautiful, and you'll probably have the place to yourself. Great spot to sit and contemplate, or take a picnic lunch.
Written July 31, 2016
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