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Castle Campbell, Dollar

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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.
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  • Not very impressed th car parks was quite a walk away from the castle. Very steep hill to climb, def not one for the disabled person and does not cater for the disabled, w brought our disabled person ...  more »
  • We visited here today on our way back from Tillicoultry. Never been before so we just followed the signs until we came to a car park, maybe halfway up the hill. The road up from there is very steep an...  more »
  • The Campbell Castle in Dollar, originally the Castle Gloom (for glom meaning chasm), is one of those little known gems of a place to visit. The castle is difficult to find, as I suspect the Campbells-...  more »
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  • 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!