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Castle Campbell

Castle Campbell Castle Road | Quarry Car Park on Castle Road, Dollar FK14 7PP, Scotland
+44 1259 742408
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Beautiful Location

In a beautiful location this is one of the most picturesque castles in Scotland. However access is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Clive H
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Stirling, United Kingdom
Magnificent location

I visited this castle with my husband and 8 year old son on Easter Sunday afternoon. The car park... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
FiRuss
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Formerly known as the Castle of Glooms, this castle is beautifully sited upon a narrow bridge overlooked by the Ochil Hills. The 15th century fortress of Castle Campbell is dramatically situated above Dollar Glen. The oldest part is a well-preserved 15th century tower around which other buildings were constructed, including an unusual loggia. Castle Campbell was once the home of the powerful Campbell earls of Argyll, and has connections with historical figures such as John Knox and Mary Queen of Scots. Open all year. Winter closed Thurs and Fri
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“car park” (63 reviews)
“dollar glen” (51 reviews)
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Castle Campbell Castle Road | Quarry Car Park on Castle Road, Dollar FK14 7PP, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

In a beautiful location this is one of the most picturesque castles in Scotland. However access is a little bit difficult if you are not prepared. There is a car park for 14 cars close to the castle that still requires a 10 minute hike...More

Thank Clive H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this castle with my husband and 8 year old son on Easter Sunday afternoon. The car park is situated at the bottom of the road leading to the castle. Approx 30 minute walk uphill. You can either walk up the road or take...More

Thank FiRuss
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The winding road starts in the community of Dollar. Except for two pullouts, the road up to the castle is only wide enough for one car. At the end of the road, there is a parking area. From here, the wide path winds down to...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Visited with our dog just to take pictures from outside. But to our delight we was allowed into the grounds with our dog. Stunning views from the castle, staff friendly. If you're not good with walking don't attempt. Small car park for 16 cars and...More

Thank David B
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

The round trip takes you up by the river with many interesting view points. The castle itself has many rooms you can visit and the garden is lovely. The walk back down was also very pleasant.

Thank Renate P
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

We were staying nearby for a few days and this was perfect for spending a few hours walking around the castle. Good information and atmosphere inside and out in the gardens.

Thank Arnietw0
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

We visited Castle Campbell when there was snow on the ground. We did not park in the upper parking lot near the castle where only 16 cars can fit. Instead, we parked down below and hiked up. It was an invigorating walk, but worth it...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

The castle was interesting with lots of little nooks and crannies to investigate. My personaladvice would be: Purchase a drink pod from the gift shop before you investigate, then you don’t have to wander all the way back to the guard box (gift shop) to...More

Thank Bertiestravels
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

A steep drive up to the castle car park which only has maybe a dozen spaces leads you to the path to the castle...be prepared as this path is also a challenge both to and from the car park. However the location of the castle...More

Thank Mick D
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

This castle sits in the most unique place-on a steep hill surrounded by a forest. The builders certainly had a desire to make their castle unique! After the climb up the road, we only had a half hour before closing to explore and photograph, and...More

Thank sgphoto
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drmacy
27 December 2017|
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Response from Frances M | Reviewed this property |
there are lots of dogs along the way to the castle. I don't think there is a problem for you
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knlamont
17 July 2017|
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Response from Andrew M | Reviewed this property |
Yes just a small one. Plenty of Campbell tartan things to buy surprisingly enough!
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acreeger
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Response from Brian R | Reviewed this property |
If you are leaving from Edinburgh Waverley at 11am, you can get the 11.03 train to Dunblane exiting the train in Stirling at 11.55am. The bus station is only a few minutes away and you can get the Nr 23 bus heading towards... More
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