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“Beautiful hike to castle!”
Review of Castle Campbell

Castle Campbell
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Dollar
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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
Reviewed August 14, 2017

We really enjoyed visiting this castle! The 30-minute uphill hike from the town of Dollar was absolutely lovely. It had been raining earlier in the day, so it was a bit slippery in spots, which made the hike DOWN the hill a bit trickier. I wish I had had a walking stick with me.

Thank lovetotravelohyeah
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"ticket office"
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"be careful"
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"mary queen of scots"
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Reviewed August 13, 2017

The best preserved of the tower castles in the area. The views are amazing. You need a car to visit. It's a single track road up to a parking area where cars are no longer allowed up. You then get to hike in the forest up to the castle - which was totally unique, surprising, beautiful. Bridges and views and lots of photo stopping along the way.

Then you get up to the castle (we got in free with our historic scotland environment pass) and get to walk in and explore. There are restrooms here (a plus) and what I loved about the castle was that it wasn't decorated or made to look like it once was. It was pure in its current state. That was a plus. You could absorb it and imagine it in its day. The views from the top of the castle are unique and what a treat you could get to the very top of the castle - how many other castles in scotland can you do that? not many!

1 hour is plenty for the visit (we probably stayed 45 mins) but give yourself more time for the hike through the forest. You can alternatively walk up via the road which leads to the castle... but the forest hike is more fun and easy to do!

Thank VTJedi
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Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

We were very lucky to visit the castle on a beautifully clear day. The views across the land from the gardens of the castle are worth the visit alone.

Thank Tikitoura
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Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

Lovely place and great staff. Only thing is pushing buggy up the hill. The sign said do not go past this point but there is a car park at top which would of been great with a 18 months old. Will return

Thank ArishaIsabella
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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Had family trip to castle. Worth a visit! Kids had quiz sheet and got really involved. If you have a mobility issue don't try to visit. The car park is a fair distance from the castle and it is a substantial walk.

Thank Josephine O
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