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“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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Meh, worth a stop to see the old castle. Has some historical info available for visitors. Surrounded by fantastic scenery.

Thank NiallInTheHills
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit. Very photogenic. We also saw a herd of stags while here, although it was harder to take a good photo of them.

Thank global_teacher
Reviewed 20 June 2018

An iconic location - the ruins of this medieval castle on the shores of Loch Assynt invoke visions of the battles fought in this area. Well preserved, and very photogenic - there is a nice view from the small hill adjacent.

1  Thank oldfart2014
Reviewed 19 June 2018

went this way on the NC 500 trip nice quaint place to see and very photogenic for a distance worth a walk round just for the views

Thank David S
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Very nice location of this old ruin with an ancestoral burned out home not too far away. Lots of MacKenzie history in these loactions

1  Thank kmpdrtt2018
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