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Carnasserie Castle

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Address: 2 miles north of Kilmartin of A816, Kilmartin, Scotland
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good views from top of the tower bit of a walk up from the car park bit steep in parts we had 86yr old nan with us who could not walk it could do with better access

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 October 2016
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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

good views from top of the tower bit of a walk up from the car park bit steep in parts we had 86yr old nan with us who could not walk it could do with better access

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Thank lordlee2015
Broadway, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The castle is a short uphill stretch from the car park but worth it. Not the biggest castle but nice ruins and a good view down the Glen to be had.

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Thank Rooster81
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

A bit of a steep walk up to it but views are excellent. Well labelled and gives a very good idea of castles from the period. Parking at base is free and accessible. Only a few kms out of Kilmartin on way to Oban so worth a stop.

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Thank Helen M
Campbeltown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

just outside of kilmartin, this is the most lovely castle with the best views of the surrounding area, great parking, well sign posted and just overwhelming in history.

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Thank tighnacala
Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

If you want to understand more from history, this place give you chance to do it. Check own your own how big was every room, what kind of decorative they used to use where was kitchen how big was window etc kids have fun there because they can climb and hide in small spaces

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Thank Mel S
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Well worth a visit. Easy to get to, and not hard to up to the castle. Well signed and you could well imagine what it might have looked like all these years ago. Managed the steps up to the top, and the view was magnificent.

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Thank gfstrong
State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

This was one of my favorite castles that we got to visit on our trip to Scotland. Its fairly untouched and not swarmed with loads of tourists. There is no entrance cost to the castle, just a small hike through a cow pasture and a short steep hill climb towards the end. Don't let the hike/climb dissuade you, anyone could... More 

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Thank dnh5023
Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We visited the first week of June 2016. The temperature was between about 70 with no humidity the day of our visit. The air smelled like Lilac and Honeysuckle from the blooming flowers everywhere. I wasn't sure what to expect with this castle. We almost passed it up but decided to stop on a whim. I was not looking forward... More 

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Thank Elisabeth W
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Loved our visit to this castle as though it is on the main track for many visitors visiting Kilmartin's ancient sites, it tends to be overlooked and so quiet. The parking and entry is free and there are no facilities or staff on site but plenty of information on the boards in the car park. The walk to the castle... More 

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Thank Red P
Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

We came across this castle while traveling and was pleasantly surprised when we seen it. It is fairly big inside and you can climb right up to the top.Nice place to have a picnic. Keep a close eye on the kids as it could be dangerous at some bits.Loved the old staircases. Brill and worth having a look if in... More 

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