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“worth a stop”(12 reviews)
“loch assynt”(11 reviews)
“car park”(9 reviews)
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.
A837 | 11 mi east of Lochniver, Assynt, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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.

Thank sharoncraig2018
Reviewed 3 days ago

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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Thank DavidC856
Reviewed 1 August 2018

If the weather permits, this place is worth stopping by for. A short walk takes you to the ruins of this acient castle which probably have seen a battle or two. However even on a dreich day this castle has its charm too.

Thank Huurman1968
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Had great weather so looked at the ruins of the castle and played on the beach nearby, with worse weather may not be such a long stop

Thank Mfowles
Reviewed 20 July 2018

Visited the ruins on our way from Ullapool to Skye. A good reason to step outside the car and enjoy the history and the scenery.

Thank Pepromene
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