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Castle Campbell

Castle Road | Quarry Car Park on Castle Road, Dollar FK14 7PP, Scotland
+44 1259 742408
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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
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Castle Road | Quarry Car Park on Castle Road, Dollar FK14 7PP, Scotland
+44 1259 742408
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Reviewed 15 August 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...More

Thank lovetotravelohyeah
Reviewed 13 August 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...More

Thank VTJedi
Reviewed 11 August 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
Reviewed 10 August 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
Reviewed 9 August 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
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The road up to the parking area of Castle Campbell is not for the squeamish; one lane, few pull offs, and steep. We went early in the morning to be there at opening (9:30), so there were few cars (WHEW!). Be sure to back into...More

Thank Wydtrak
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Stunning walk up dollar glen to castle Amazing views, on a nice day it's stunning and well worth effort! Recommended for day trip on a nice day (great dog walk)

Thank BHDollar
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We were very fortunate to get the last car park space in the lower car park. The upper car park has one row of spaces and at a dead end we seen lots of cars go up to it only to get stuck and struggle...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We loved exploring castle Campbell and learning about all the history. The Gardens were lovely too. The man in the ticket office was very friendly and helpfull.

Thank marionwatters
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely castle,good for all ages,drive up to the top car park though as it's a fair walk through dollar Glen.

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18 July 2017|
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Response from Andrew M | Reviewed this property |
Yes just a small one. Plenty of Campbell tartan things to buy surprisingly enough!
1 August 2016|
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Response from Brian R | Reviewed this property |
If you are leaving from Edinburgh Waverley at 11am, you can get the 11.03 train to Dunblane exiting the train in Stirling at 11.55am. The bus station is only a few minutes away and you can get the Nr 23 bus heading towards... More
Charlotte S
13 October 2015|
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Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Summer 1 April - 30 September, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30am to 5.30pm (last entry 5pm) Winter 1 October - 31 March, Mon Tue Wed Sat Sun, 10am to 4pm (last entry 3.30pm) Admission prices All year Adult... More