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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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Historic Scotland’s Open Day

The castle was interesting with lots of little nooks and crannies to investigate. My... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
Bertiestravels
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Great view

A steep drive up to the castle car park which only has maybe a dozen spaces leads you to the path... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Mick D
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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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  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 November 26, 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 November 7, 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 November 7, 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

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Reviewed November 7, 2017

This castle is beautiful. atmospheric and has great views over Dollar. The staff are friendly and extremely informative, which made it so much more interesting. The only drawback is getting back to the carpark after the visit. The carpark is up a winding road and...More

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Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

We parked our car in the marked carpark and picnic area, then we had a 1500metre walk, mainly uphill, when we got almost there we found another carpark! However, if it is busy, then the road is only wide enough for one vehicle. The castle...More

Thank Christine A
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

the road up is very steep after oleaving the car park. coming back down i wouold recommend the scenic way via the burn

Thank Frances M
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Reviewed October 1, 2017

Since first visiting Castle Campbell two years ago, this has rapidly become one of my favorite destiations in Scotland. It is beautifully situated just below the wild and wonderful Dollar Glen, with a stream on either side and with stunning views over the Scottish countryside...More

1  Thank Jon G
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Reviewed September 28, 2017

Knowing what I know now, we probably would have skipped this one. The castle has some great history and offers truly spectacular views of the surrounding area. You can truly appreciate its location and importance. But, in this case, getting there is not half the...More

1  Thank ozark_Roxy
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Reviewed September 28, 2017

We visited this one because my wife is a Campbell. Great character and well preserved. If you plan on driving up rather than parking below and walking up, be prepared for a cart path adventure barely wide enough to accommodate one vehicle

Thank Michael C
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Reviewed September 23, 2017

Castle Campbell is a stunning ruin situated above Dollar Glen. Follow a steep and the rugged path to the castle from the car park and along the way take in the views. With a fascinating history of the Campbells of Argyll to discover and 360...More

1  Thank David P
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drmacy
December 27, 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
July 17, 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
August 1, 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
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