Royal Castle of Tarbert, Tarbert

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For great views and some history, go to Royal Castle of Tarbert, which played an important role in the 14th century. The site is open to visitors 24 hours per day and is free to access--a popular picnic spot near the village where you can enjoy the views and take good photos. Check out the website for further details and practical information about the village and the castle. Use our Tarbert trip planner to arrange your visit to Royal Castle of Tarbert and other attractions in Tarbert.
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  • Steep steps but like a few minutes walk. We encountered some sheep ! Which was a treat ! The views were amazing from the top. As the castle was ruins, there wasn't that much to , but still worth it !  more »
  • The town and ruin Castle are lovely places to walk around but the real hidden gem is above. If you walk up into the hills behind the castles the views over the Loch are stunning! Take a picnic and...  more »
  • On our way to Islay as part of our Rabbies Tour, we stopped briefly in Tarbet before we boarded the ferry. The walk up the steep hill was worth it...some amazing views and an old ruined castle. I...  more »
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  • Lovely walk around here. The castle is nice and gives great views. It is nice to see the area is community owned. Dog walkers beware as there are sheep in castle grounds, keep them on a lead!
  • A little bit of a climb but not too far but a great view and a number of interesting features in this ruin, part of the tower remains but the area around with the location of the well and walls are visible. Free to visit and donations of 50p pp recommended.
  • Beautiful Scenery, one of our favourite towns. We sail in at least once a year and reserve a table at the stunning Starfish Restaurant.
  • Lovely wee walk above Tarbert. Would recommend the 1m walk round the peninsula past the community orchard. Castle has great views and interesting history.
  • We pitched tents next to the castle and it was great afternoon with the view over the bay. Amazing experience.

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