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Kisimul Castle

Castle Bay, HS9 5UZ, Scotland
+44 1871 810313
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“boat trip” (26 reviews)
“small boat” (11 reviews)
Castle Bay, HS9 5UZ, Scotland
+44 1871 810313
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Unfortunately parts of the castle were being renovated but what you could see was ok. The rooms are mostly empty but the views of Castlebay from the top are good even in the rain.

Thank owdrocka
Reviewed 1 week ago

First thing we saw on sailing in.....had a lovely visit crossing by wee rowing boat as it is in the bay. If I livedin a castle....this would be the one.

Thank Andy K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a visit to this castle in the harbour surrounded by water. Ferry man goes every half hour in summer months. Only takes a 15 mins to explore. Inside small cottages around a courtyard. Some being renovated. Discrete location of privy off hall made me...More

Thank Charbala
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wherever you are in Castlebay, the Castle grabs you. It shimmers above the water just begging to be explored. It's open every day visited by a small boat trip which is included in the price. The boat runs every half hour with a break for...More

Thank BillfromKent
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Kisimul Castle- almost last point of our recent trip to Hebrides. Not huge and still under restoration but well worth visiting. Only way to get in is by boat which is included in price. It takes few minutes only to get there. I guessing most...More

Thank majla11
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Great trip out on the boat to visit this interesting Castle. My granddaughter did the quiz which was quite difficult but the lady on the till helped her complete it in order for her to get her badge !!!

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Great icon of the island of Barra and only a short boat trip away at a very reasonable price Great views of the castle from the ferry

Thank William M
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Well worth the visit. We came across on the boat trip just before they break for lunch and the time we had was sufficient. It is a great place to wander around and imagine what it would have been like to live there. Good shop...More

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The boat ride is great fun - short but fun! The best part is that on the return, the driver takes you around the back of the castle so you can see it from all sides. To be honest there wasn't much to see at...More

1  Thank sbizzle
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Definitely worth a visit. Only £6 for a return trip and entry I to the castle. You pay at the castle and concession fees available too. Only very small and you can catch the next boat back or stay a little longer and take photos....More

Thank Lee T
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Donna B
8 January 2017|
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Response from holidayaddictCorby | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay, is it Kisimul Castle on Barra you are enquiring about?, if so, yes there is a small charge, I think about £4 per adult, it is very small but steeped in history and well worth a visit x
Sue I
17 September 2015|
Response from pusscatglen | Reviewed this property |
Small charge