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Carnasserie Castle

2 miles north of Kilmartin of A816, Kilmartin, Scotland
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Fantastic castle en-route to Oban

This castle is better preserved than Kilchurn castle (reviewed separately). The castle is not far... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wpgdocs
Well preserved castle with a great atmosphere

If in the area it is well worth a visit to CarnasserieCastle. There is ample car parking ,though... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kimbra B
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“steep climb” (6 reviews)
“car park” (20 reviews)
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2 miles north of Kilmartin of A816, Kilmartin, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This castle is better preserved than Kilchurn castle (reviewed separately). The castle is not far south of Oban (~ 30 minutes drive), but not readily visible from the road if approaching from the south on the A816. The parking lot is well-signed and then hike...More

Thank Wpgdocs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If in the area it is well worth a visit to CarnasserieCastle. There is ample car parking ,though there are no facilities like toilets. The nearest being close by at Kilmartin center. Its a pleasant 10 minute walk to the castle,up the hill. The path...More

Thank Kimbra B
Reviewed 14 July 2017

You can't see the castle from the road or even the car park, as it is 450 metres up the hill. It is an interesting example of an early renaissance castle in Scotland, though there is not as much left as there is with other...More

Thank Neil L
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Quite a steep walk up so be prepared. Steps inside castle are stone, thin and winding. Not suitable for very young, elderly or infirm. Saying that - it is a superb castle and as it has been made safe but left alone, it is atmospheric...More

Thank Catherine B
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This was a very interesting castle to visit and explore. There were multiple boards they had historical information about the castle that were very informative.

Thank Billy K
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Popped in as we were visiting the area, castle has some intact rooms & staircases - fantastic views from the top (if you don't mind steep spiral stairs!) Lovely setting.

Thank Nicky B
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This was a highlight of our tour around Scotland. We were there on a Monday in April 2017 early in the afternoon. Not only did we have the entire castle ruins and grounds to ourselves, but the view of Kilmartin Glen from atop 5 stories...More

1  Thank Allison92037
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Walked from Kilmartin ( about 3km) Informative plaques telling history of place and linked in with what we had discovered about the Campbells at Inveraray Castle yesterday. Climbed spiral stairs to top which gave good view of valley.

Thank JanandDavid
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Walking inside and climbing the spiral staircase to the top of the tower is a treat. Very few visitors, a must for adventurous children.

Thank WildernessAbroad
Reviewed 6 January 2017

There a short uphill walk to get to the Castle from the car park but it's a well used track so not too rough or bumpy, just a steep few steps to get up to the Castle once you are at the top. The Castle...More

1  Thank Pogwig
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