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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.
All reviews worth a stop loch assynt car park information boards short walk quick stop lovely ruin great picnic spot amazing scenery stretch your legs the main road parking area surrounding area small ruin well worth a visit calda ruins
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.