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Kilchurn Castle

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Address: Lochawe, Dalmally, Scotland
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Ruins, in my opinion, are the best sites to see! There is so much history to be seen here. The entire area around the loch is incredible!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Amherstburg, Canada
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Amherstburg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ruins, in my opinion, are the best sites to see! There is so much history to be seen here. The entire area around the loch is incredible!

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Hours of fun charging around the rocks around the castle for children - lovely views for adults. No internal access in October though.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

It is a bit of a stroll to get to the castle but worth it to give an idea of what it would have been like in its heyday. Perched on the side of the loch, it shows the remains of sturdy battlements and a good defence. It still has the remains of four turrets which were part of additions.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Unfortunately the castle is only open from the beginning of April till the end of September so we didn't get to go inside. The turnoff to the parking lot isn't at all well marked. It's a short, easy walk to the castle.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We went to visit Kilchurn Castle as my family heritage is Campbell, and this was one of Clan Campbell's homes for centuries. It has fallen deep into disrepair, but it is a delightful place to visit. Be careful on A85 just past Lochawe - there is no road sign to show you the turn off to the car park, but... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

It's a little difficult to find as it's not really marked, we luckily saw a small tour bus parked and assumed that was it and it was! It's a short walk "To the Castle" from the parking and all the way is great scenery and lovely pictures spots. It's a great ruin with some nice spots to see and climb... More 

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Blyth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

It was a little difficult to identify the turning for castle from the Dalmally road. There was a fairly big car park but it was difficult to manoeuvre around some badly parked motor homes. Having said that the visit improved once the well marked track opened up to impressive views of the castle into the distance. It is a well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

A castle directly on the lake. Definitely worth to go, it's so beautiful there and you can go inside, there are signs which describes what was there and who owned it. The view is lovely and also the walking pass to the castle. Just watch out when you go there you can barely see the entrance to the parking area.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

We hiked out to this castle from a small parking area on the south side of A85. Really not hard to find. The trail heads off to the right from the car park and runs along a small river with wonderful reflections. The hike out isn't difficult, but watch out for sheep droppings. After photographing at the site, we returned... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

We drove from Inveraray along the A819 up to Loch Awe with stunning scenery and views of Kilchurn Castle which is the ancestral home Campbell's of Glen Orchy. Then turned left onto a single track B8074 this follows the river Orchy for about 10 miles, more stunning scenery including waterfalls, this road joins the A82 at the Bridge of Orchy.... More 

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