Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  Scotland  /  Clackmannanshire  /  Dollar  /  Sightseeing  /  Castle Campbell

Castle Campbell, Dollar

(4.6/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
Castle Campbell is a medieval castle situated above the town of Dollar, Clackmannanshire, in central Scotland. It was the lowland seat of the earls and dukes of Argyll, chiefs of Clan Campbell, from the 15th to the 19th century, and was visited by Mary, Queen of Scots, in the 16th century.
Put Castle Campbell into our Clackmannanshire family vacation planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Source
Create a full Clackmannanshire itinerary

(Clackmannanshire is the nearest city to Castle Campbell)

map

Plan your trip to Clackmannanshire

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Scotland by other users

7 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES June, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Europe & United Kingdom BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Glasgow BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES June, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Western Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Scottish Highlands BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA June, teens, outdoors, romantic, beaches, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, outdoors, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 36 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA June, teens, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 27 days in Europe BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND June, kids, outdoors, beaches, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 21 days in United Kingdom, France & Ireland BY A USER FROM INDIA June, kids, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in United Kingdom, France & Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This was by far my favorite castle to visit on my trip to Scotland. Though it's in ruins, Castle Campbell is one of the better preserved castles in this part of the country. The castle sits on a hill ...  more »
  • Once I got over the walk to the castle I fell in love with it. the placing of this castle is spectacular, it really is what you picture a scottish castle to be like. Finlay the Historic Scotland guide...  more »
  • The walk up to the castle is lovely, with little waterfalls along the way, the castle itself has amazing views! You could sit it the gardens all day looking at them.  more »
Google
  • Great place to take kids for a ramble. There is a path/walkway up either side of the gorge which takes about 2 hours to complete in its entirety. There are a couple of car parks so you can start at the bottom of you are feeling brave or drive up and start at the mud point. The walk up is really for able bodied, fit individuals and the castle has a shop for refreshments and toilets. A few trees have blown over (July 2016) so the rangers really need to get out with the chainsaws and clear the path but my little boy enjoyed clambering over them and cutting through the growth with the wooden sword we purchased from the castle gift shop!
  • Great stopping place for your walk on the Orchid Hills and the Glencoe Glen. A fully serviced teashop would be nice, but there are rather too few visitors to sustain one. The views from the tower building are superb, and after your visit, when you climb up further the castle is a beautiful landmark.
  • If you are ever in the area this is a great wee walk up the Dollar Glen or take the car to the top carpark and its a short walk to this amazing wee castle nestled at the top of the glen.
  • Very interesting place to go. Stunning scenery of the dollar falls on the walk up.
  • We stumbled upon Castle Campbell quite by accident, but our visit there was fabulous. The Scotland Trust host, Mr Finlay Lumsden, was informative about the castle, had an engaging personality and was passionate about history and his job. He made our time at the castle one of the highlights of our Scotland trip. Bravo!