KILCHURN CASTLE

 

Loch Awe, Dalmally, Argyll and Bute, PA33 1AF


Route Overview: 44min, 18.3miles





Kilchurn castle is an absolute must see while you stay in the area. 


Built in 1450 by Sir Colin Campbell, first Lord of Glenorchy, the beautiful remains of the castle stand on the North end of Loch Awe, only a 44minute drive from the cottage.


To get beautiful views of the castle from the roadside, look out for lay-bys on the A819, where you will see the castle on the left hand side. 


The castle remains have been built up in areas with wooden flooring so that you can reach the topmost areas for beautiful views out over the loch and surrounding areas.




  
 
 
The walk up the the castle is flat but gravelly.  

 A great visit for adults and children alike.

 There are no facilities such as tiolets or cafes but nearby  are the villages of Loch Awe and Dalmally.

 The ruin is currently in the care of Historic Scotland.
 
 
 
 
 If you enjoy this, you will also enjoy Carnassarie Castle.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 ROUTE OVERVIEW:

 18.3miles, 44minutes

 Start: Eredine

1. From the bottom of village turn right onto the lochside crossing
the small bridge and passing Eredine House on the left

2. After 13.1miles, at the end of the road, turn left onto B840

3. After 0.4miles, at the end of the road, turn left onto A819

4. After roughly 5miles, at the end of the road, turn left onto A85

5. Drive slowly, the car park is off the road on the left and hard to 
see, just before the bridge.

 
 OPENING HOURS:

 1st April to 30th September, Monday to Sunday, 9:30am to 5:30pm
 
 However, the castle grounds and surroundings are available all year 
 round for you to walk up to the castle.
 
 

 

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Last Updated October 2014