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Castle Campbell

Castle Road | Quarry Car Park on Castle Road, Dollar FK14 7PP, Scotland
+44 1259 742408
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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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2 weeks ago
“Charming Castle ”
2 weeks ago
“Definitely worth the hike up Dollar Glen”
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Castle Road | Quarry Car Park on Castle Road, Dollar FK14 7PP, Scotland
+44 1259 742408
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are fit the walk up Dollar Glen beside the burn is beautiful. Castle is small but well worth a visit, especially if you climb to the top of the tower. Superb views.

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our experience here. The hike up the glen was wonderful--vigorous enough to make us work a bit but not so hard that we were too exhausted to enjoy the castle ruins. Only two other visitors so it was easy to take all the...More

Thank GGCV
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not the easiest of castles to get to. Once you get to the bottom car park it's up up up for 1500 meters. Then a bit down and up again. Great history in this castle and the views are amazing. Bring water if you are...More

Thank ArtBoyCalgary
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't take the car; park in Dollar and walk up the Glen to this interesting castle. Very helpful staff from Scottish Heritage. As members of English Heritage we got on free. Excellent guide book for £2.50 and fabulous views on a clear day. No cafe...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely well preserved castle with super views of the countryside .Friendly helpful staff. We were fortunate that it was lovely weather but I imagine it could be a bit dreich in the winter!

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Driving to this castle we came to a sign that stated castle 1500 metres, pedestrians only beyond this point, so we reversed a few yards and parked in the car park. The sign also stated good footwear was recommended. I think mountain boots would have...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The castle is hidden right at the top of Dollar Glen in the village/town of Dollar, well preserved ruins with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. The glen itself is enchanting to walk through, with a steep climb amongst beautiful trees, babbling stream and small...More

Thank djbloodworth
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

We had the perfect weather for our visit. There are two car parks, one at the bottom of the hill (which is pretty steep but you get good views on the climb) and a small one at the top. Unless you have difficulty walking or...More

Thank Kath M
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Beautiful day out. Did not realise you had to walk 1500 metres to reach the castle mostly uphill. It was well worth it and walked through the glen on way back. Scenery was amazing but some bits of the walk were a bit scarey as...More

Thank elainehay
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Great castle which has been really well maintained. Great and informative guides who were very friendly. Children completed the activity which created lots of discussion too. Has picnic tables inside and outside and whilst it does not have a tea room, the shop sells tea...More

1  Thank Rachael D
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how to get to Castle Campbell from Edinburgh by public transport? Thanks so much
1 August 2016|
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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
Charlotte S
I want to visit Castle Campbell on either Wednesday or Thursday May 18th or 19th, 2016. What are the hours on those days? Someone answered this question and gave me the hours for Winter, but May is Spring, not Winter.
12 October 2015|
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Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Summer 1 April - 30 September, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30am to 5.30pm (last entry 5pm) Winter 1 October - 31 March, Mon Tue Wed Sat Sun, 10am to 4pm (last entry 3.30pm) Admission prices All year Adult... More
Charlotte S
Hello, We should arrive in Stirling on May 19, 2016. We hope to take a bus to Dollar and do the walk up to the castle. What days and hours will the castle be open at that time of the year? Is there someone there to give a guided tour is it a self-guided tour only?
11 October 2015|
Response from ByHistoricScotland | Property representative |
Hello. Winter hours at Castle Campbell are Saturday to Wednesday, 10am - 4pm. Guided Tours are available in summer, but for more information, please phone the site on 01259 742408.