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Kilchurn Castle, Dalmally

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Kilchurn Castle () is a ruined structure on a rocky peninsula at the northeastern end of Loch Awe, in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. It was first constructed in the mid-15th century as the base of the Campbells of Glenorchy, who extended both the castle and their territory in the area over the next 150 years. After the Campbells became Earls of Breadalbane and moved to Taymouth Castle, Kilchurn fell out of use and was in ruins by 1770. It is now in the care of Historic Environment Scotland and is open to the public in summer.
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  • We only stopped for photos so I can't review the interior. The Castle's location makes for wonderful photos and it's a good rest stop for coffee or snacks. 
    We only stopped for photos so I can't review the interior. The Castle's location makes for wonderful photos and it's a good rest stop for coffee or snacks.  more »
  • We stopped here on our trip from Uig to Ft. William following Google Maps ¾ miles off Rt A85 to Kilchurn Castle Panorama Viewpoint. The free side road parking accommodates ~10 cars and provides a... 
    We stopped here on our trip from Uig to Ft. William following Google Maps ¾ miles off Rt A85 to Kilchurn Castle Panorama Viewpoint. The free side road parking accommodates ~10 cars and provides a...  more »
  • Attended the the castle about 1:30pm on Sunday 27th March with my family on this beautiful sunny afternoon, whilst visiting nearby. My son had stopped off on the evening of Friday 25th near sunset... 
    Attended the the castle about 1:30pm on Sunday 27th March with my family on this beautiful sunny afternoon, whilst visiting nearby. My son had stopped off on the evening of Friday 25th near sunset...  more »
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  • Great castle ruins. You can’t go inside but can get pretty close. Nice walk with the cows on the way there. Very peaceful place.
  • Nice castle with lots of parking. You can no longer get inside or right up to parts of the castle since it is all caged off due to falling hazerd. Stunning views of the lake still so this place is still definitely worth the stop to see and explore.
  • Great location great castle. It's unfortunate that you can not enter it due to possible collapse of parts of the structure. Worth the stop. Great view of the castle from st. Kirk Conan church just over the loch.
  • Great location for landscape and architecture photographers. Easy access and beautiful background. There's a chance for camping... first of contact the landlord. Phone number available at the gate
  • Very nice castle, cannot go inside. Recommend photo shooting at the view point across the loch

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