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Standing amongst some of the most dramatic scenery of the Scottish Highlands are the remains of a brooding castle, thought to have been built in 1590 by the Macleods who had owned Assynt since the 13th century.
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A837 | 11 mi east of Lochniver, Assynt, Scotland
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All reviews loch assynt worth a stop car park quick stop information boards short walk lovely ruin amazing scenery stretch your legs great wee parking area the main road small ruin surrounding area well worth a visit calda ruins
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful castle and a wonderful location for photographs. It's also not on the tourist line so you'll be able to spend time here without hoards of people. Watch your step for sheep poop! Highly recommend you take the time to explore around...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Daisy_Alberta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love it here. The walk from the car park with the spectacular views. The little beach that connects to the castle and then the castle itself. Standing in the most wonderful spot, Loch Assynt lapping at the shore. Wow! Mostly I love it here...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tina M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were driving to another destination when we drove by this ruin. We had time so we turned around and went back. It turned out to be a rather neat little place and I'm glad we stumbled upon it! We didn't spend but maybe 20...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank BL_adventure
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited here on our way to Durness. The views were spectacular and the weather was amazing (we were very lucky). Loved to learn the history of the castle too! Great wee stopping spot.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sharoncraig2018
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Ruins of the castle and manor stand on the loch shore. When we visited it was misty and very atmospheric. Surrounded by highland scenery gives opportunity for good photos.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David L
Reviewed 9 September 2018

It always amazes me when some people complain about places like this being ruins, or that there is nothing to see or do. So yes, this is a ruin - what else would you expect of a 16th century castle for goodness sake. I will...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 September 2018

Ardvreck Castle sits on A837 north of Ullapool. Really not much to see here. Does make for a pretty picture, but that is about it.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SearsPoints
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Amazing scenery, if lucky you might even see red deer! Worth a visit if nearby. Remember to bring smidge or other midge repellent, there are plenty of them here and you don't want to risk having your experience ruined because of the little beasts.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank officepen
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

It is a long midge-filled him to the “castle”, which really is nothing more than a 12x12ish stone tower. Admirable efforts have been made to preserve the structure and provide access - but it’s just not that impressive.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank gdfthr81
Reviewed 9 August 2018

While on a day trip across the highlands, we stopped here on the way home for a wander. There is not much to see, but the ruin is so beautifully placed in the landscape that it is worth spending time here.

Date of experience: July 2018
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