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Carnasserie Castle

2 miles north of Kilmartin of A816, Kilmartin, Scotland
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If you castle ruins, especially those with a view, this is a must see!

Decided to visit on a whim and am very glad we took the time. I love castle ruins and this didn't... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Better than expected

.5 mile walk v v easy to a well kept ground if the castle. Though its not huge by any standards you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“car park” (22 reviews)
“steep climb” (6 reviews)
2 miles north of Kilmartin of A816, Kilmartin, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to visit on a whim and am very glad we took the time. I love castle ruins and this didn't disappoint. It was possible to climb to the top for a wonderful view of Kilmartin Glen.

Thank psychomom715
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

.5 mile walk v v easy to a well kept ground if the castle. Though its not huge by any standards you can climb 5 flights of stairs to get good views. Well worth a look and an ice way to spend an hour

Thank daveinglasgow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did this on a whim as we had time to spare in the area and were not dissapointed. If you do not go here you will miss out on a gem of a castle. It is well maintained and has a wealth of information...More

Thank Ra88iT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As others have said a hidden gem and all for free. We visited late in the season and expected to find somewhere to donate a fee but nothing obvious was seen. The view are fabulous and the interior feels untouched in centuries. You can easily...More

Thank Romantic_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Totally free and totally worth the pretty easy walk up the hill from the parking lot. We had the castle completely to ourselves for the hour we were there and it was a wonderful experience to explore it and the surrounding grounds in quiet solitude....More

Thank Bryan G
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Great views and worth going to top walkway if fit enough and can keep your head down. It sets. Your research buds a going on its history and occupants.

Thank HiggyJay
Reviewed 30 September 2017

A lovely spot, about a kilometer's walk from a car park off the road. It's set in countryside with sweeping views of hills and valleys with nothing to disturb you but the sound of sheep. The castle has Renaissance decorative features which makes it look...More

Thank Jane A
Reviewed 30 September 2017

A nice old castle to have a look over. Its free which was nice as in England there would probably be a charge.... I think I would like to have seen a few more displays explaining various things in the building. The climb to the...More

Thank N9eav
Reviewed 2 August 2017

This castle is better preserved than Kilchurn castle (reviewed separately). The castle is not far south of Oban (~ 30 minutes drive), but not readily visible from the road if approaching from the south on the A816. The parking lot is well-signed and then hike...More

Thank Wpgdocs
Reviewed 29 July 2017

If in the area it is well worth a visit to CarnasserieCastle. There is ample car parking ,though there are no facilities like toilets. The nearest being close by at Kilmartin center. Its a pleasant 10 minute walk to the castle,up the hill. The path...More

Thank Kimbra B
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