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.Work out when and for how long to visit Kilchurn Castle and other Dalmally attractions using our handy Dalmally trip itinerary builder website.
Tours to Kilchurn Castle
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Kilchurn Castle reviews
We have passed this castle several times whilst on the A85, but recently having a weeks break in Argyll we decided to actually stop and walk to the castle. The morning was perfect with no wind, no... more »
Stopped off to have a look at this castle as it was on our way. We only stopped off at the viewpoint on the A819 and it’s a lovely view. Think there is a carpark on the A85 if you want to actually go.... more »
The parking is not very near the castle You can’t visit inside i don’t know if it’s right now or because of COVID but the surrender are nice and the castle is nice but I do love old castles more »
Great spot for a stop off and it's only a short walk from the road/car park. Would be great if there was more info about the history (usage and construction) but it's also nice to be able to do your own tour.
Situated at the head of Loch Awe just a outside the village of Dalmally. Kilchurn Castle is in an idyllic location right beside the loch. Free to visit with ample parking and a mobile food outlet providing hot and cold food and drink.
Great looking castle, worth the visit! The castle has a car park off the main road, its well sign posted and easy to find. The car par is not paved or smooth. Its a rough car park, so drive slow and careful and you'll be fine. There is plenty of space. The walk up to the castle was great,giving a fantastic view of the valley and ample photo opportunities for the castle for the keen photographer. There is also some sheep and highland cows roaming the field, which was a pleasant surprise. The pictures say it all really. The only small hitch at the time of visiting was that a portion of the outside was fenced off for maintenance, but this was a minor inconvenience on what was a great visit.
This is quite an easy report. It’s free entry, there is a nice little butty bar / coffee kiosk and the views are stunning. I took the photo looking back at the castle by having a little paddle.
Bit of a walk from car park but worth it great ruin castle on the water. Less than an hour should do. A great place to explore. Excellent photo across the water on the roadway
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