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Kilchurn Castle

| Lochawe, Dalmally PA33 1AF, Scotland
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Private Minibus Tour to the Highlands and West Coast from Edinburgh
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Doune Castle and Loch Lomond with the Western Highlands
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West Highland Lochs, Glencoe and Castles Small Group Day Trip from Glasgow
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommended for a visit if in central Scotland. It is off the beaten path yet one of the most photographed sites in all of Scotland. It is easy to access via a nice stroll. The experience is not to be missed and there are...More

1  Thank Steven F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we are in the area, we stop and make our trip to Kilchurn. In winter Nov-March it is closed. We went early morning on a clear warm May day to find the ruins as we found them last to,e, with exception of the...More

Thank nbape
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found Kilchurn castle very hard to access. It is off a trail and at this time of year very rainy and muddy. The castle itself is spectacular in its ruined state and a constant reminder of the power of Clan Campbell in earlier times....More

Thank journeymaid48
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's hard to find it, no signs on the road, make sure you've got the exact gps coordinates. Located on the lake, ruins of the castle are impressive. Views are beautiful. Don't miss it.

1  Thank Albena G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting and in a wonderful location. No signpost however and easy to miss. If you're heading west there are two stone bollards just before the bridge at Loch Awe on your left. Pull in and it's a flat 10 min walk.

1  Thank Wayne G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As part of its setting, the castle remains form a wonderful part of the scenery. The hills had just been dusted with snow the night before and the skies were reasonable. Good to view.

Thank Harrison_F_Carter
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We arrived at the castle after sunset and were completely alone. The only thing we heard was a train in the distance. The castle is not that impressive but the surroundings are beautiful and the area is peaceful. Overall it's well worth the visit.

Thank stefanandriano
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We discovered this beautiful castle by chance. It off the typical route and it involves a short walk. It's free but there's no infraestructure like toilets or a café. It' surprisingly well kept and there are good signs explaining the different sections of the castle....More

Thank Alexia C
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

It's easy to miss a turn from main road, when looking for Castle car parking, unfortunately no sign on the road. However, look for a cars parked in the middle of the field. If you are lucky, then you will only need 10-15 minutes walk...More

Thank Ru55lan
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

It's not so easy to spot. It's on the A85 from Dalmally to Oban. A couple of miles after Dalmally, before a bridge you will see two white posts and a small parking on the left. There is no sign unfortunately. Then, it's just a...More

1  Thank AChiara78
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Is there a charge to visit? Car park/entrance to castle/land? Thanks.
3 April 2017|
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Response from Tony809 | Reviewed this property |
No it's free
Andrea W
Hi! We've read that Kilchurn Castle is closed until further notice. Is this still in effect? We will be in the area the end of May and are planning a visit if it is open. If anyone has up-to-date information, please let me know. Thanks.
9 May 2016|
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Response from oblomova2014 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! The castle is closed which means you can't climb to the top of it, but don't let that stop you. You can walk round it and there are places you can see into the interior. It's still well worth a visit for its location... More
Please tell us exactly where the parking lot is for Kilchurn Castle. In 2010 we approached the castle coming from Glencoe via the B8074, but we could not find any way to actually get into the castle. We will be there again this summer and would really enjoy a brief visit!
6 March 2015|
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Response from keith r w | Reviewed this property |
Assuming you will be at Glencoe again here are directions.I could not find the B8074 on my map but in any case you will need to get to A82 which you would have to had used anyway to get to Glencoe. This is the main road that... More