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Kilchurn Castle

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We hired a boat from loch awe boats and moored on the island. The castle was fantastic such a special dayv

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This one left a bit to be desired, perhaps the rain, perhaps the fact it was partly inaccessible, but it was the least interesting castle we visited on our travels. I think maybe on another (sunny) day when the whole castle was available to me, I would feel differently.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hired a boat from loch awe boats and moored on the island. The castle was fantastic such a special dayv

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Thank jeminyjackson
North Smithfield, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a little tricky to find as there are no signs. This castle is just left for you to explore...no admission fees or gift shops or cafes. Definitely check out Kilchurn if you plan to be in the Dalmally area! It is a great place to let your mind go back in time.

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Thank Renee54101
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You'll see the castle from the road but if you don't know where the turn-off is, you'll miss it. Look for two white posts off the A-85, just north of the intersection with A819. It's a 8-minute walk from the car park no hills but could get muddy. Really stunning views along the way. The castle itself is a ruin,... More 

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Thank Katharine G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had seen the castle travelling on the train to oban and it looked beautiful so decided to investigate close up. The entrance is on the road between oban and Crianlarich but the entrance is really hard to spot as there is not a sign saying it is the castle. The parking is not great as it is quite a rutted... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came upon this castle by accident (on our way back from Inveraray). Was it worth it! It sits, a ruin, alone on a peninsula in Loch Awe. You approach it from a desolate parking lot from the north side by walking across a large marsh-like expanse. The day we went, it was raining and misty and the castle rose... More 

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Longwood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To get to this ruined castle you must walk down a path thru an area of shallow lakeside and around the outcropping the ruin is located on. You can not enter the castle but the scenery, the ruins, every thing is spectularly worh the walk...fantastic

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Thank Linda C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Magnificent ruin at the tip of Loch Awe. It is about a 15 minute hike on a gravel path from the parking area. If you're into exploring every nook and cranny, it's going to take a good 45 minutes to satisfy you. Add on another 15 to 30 to get photographs from every angle. This is one castle ruin that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I love exploring castle ruins so this was a wonderful experience. We all truly enjoyed it. You get to imagine what life would have been like back then. Set in beautiful countryside with amazing views all around. It's free and we'll worth the visit!!

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Thank tjb38
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

This castle ruin was amazing, to be able to walk around, touch and feel the history was quite amazing, seeing the ruin, feeling the history makes you feel apart of something greater than we know, loved it

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