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Kilchurn Castle

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Address: Lochawe, Dalmally, Scotland
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Beautiful old ruin

We visited the castle on our first Scotland journey in 2011. The entrance is a bit hidden, and you have to go through a field and under/over (?) a railway line, but in my opinion... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the castle on our first Scotland journey in 2011. The entrance is a bit hidden, and you have to go through a field and under/over (?) a railway line, but in my opinion it's worth it. There is just something mystical about this beautiful castle, with both its ruins and the mountains around it reflected in the water.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pretty good as castle ruins go, definitely worth the short walk from the road, view are fabulous. Its also free!

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Troy, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Kilchurn was our first ruin visited on a more-than-800-mile road trip through the Scottish Highlands, and it has a special place in our hearts and memories for that reason. However, if you're in the area, it's worth a stop and the short walk even if you've seen hundreds of European castle ruins. Parking isn't easy to find, but it truly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I love castle ruins and Kilchurn Castle did not disappoint! It was picturesque, located on the banks of a lake, with the rolling Highlands in the background. The parking area was cramped and you had to be careful not to get stuck and turning around, but the walk was easy and mostly flat. It was fun spotting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

it was blowing seriously and coming down in sheets... nevertheless we walked to the ruin and spent considerable time exploring and reading and had a great time. stunning location and nice view all around. read about the clans who lived and fought battles there. the area is full of history!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely recommending to visit if you love the castles. Well maintained ruins, not only few stones, but you can actually walk into some towers, as the wood stairs builded up. Not easy to find entry, so look at the google map before coming. Great place, dogs allowed.

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Augusta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The castle is currently open, and doesn't seem to have major construction going on. There is a gate at the main entrance, but it's just like a garden gate that "locks" if somebody closes it quickly, but you can easily unmatched. The castle is a ruin, but it has newer staircases and such so that you can climb up to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You'd pay £10 for this - but it's FREE! Fill your boots with glorious views, great ambiance and a whole lot of fun! Castles the way castles should be! A real treat! Don't miss it! It's really, REALLY hard to find! No signs! A real Scottish secret!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had read a lot about Kilchurn Castle Ruin and wanted to visit. We found the red/white posts on the road and parked in the dirt parking lot. Our friends thought we were out of our minds when we headed off under the rail bridge and next to the stream. All of a sudden the castle ruin comes into view... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited Kilchurn Castle after visiting a nearby attraction and you have a long walk after parking up. You need to be up to walking to get to this. Unfortunately it was all locked up and looked like it was never open on any time or day, so you only get to walk round the outside, which takes all of... More 

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