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Tapoch Broch & Torwood Castle

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Best kept local secret

The location is not well sign posted and unless you know it’s there, it’s difficult to find... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Scotland, United Kingdom
via mobile
Could be so much more

This is a nice walk with the dog or kids as there are a few things to explore. The castle which is... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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Glen Road, Falkirk FK5 4SW, Scotland
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Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Whilst spending time in Falkirk, with children, we did a lot of walking trails and spotted this one whilst driving along stirling road. After a quick google we was excited to set off and look for the castle ruins. I had a quick check on...More

Thank christine h
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

The location is not well sign posted and unless you know it’s there, it’s difficult to find. However it is a great walk into the woods. The area can get very muddy so appropriate footwear is advisable.

Thank Fionatravels9
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Worth a look when out walking your dog. Not a lot to see and very little information on site. The area can get very muddy in poor weather so adequate clothing and boots recommended. The blue pool is not to far away and also worth...More

Thank alphard123
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a nice walk with the dog or kids as there are a few things to explore. The castle which is in a general state of disrepair looks the part and is very atmospheric. The blue pool is very mysterious and the broch and...More

1  Thank duncinmanila
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

This was a surprise to me! Just recently passed my driving test and was looking to go to different places around the Falkirk area. We decided to go to Torwood woods. We parked at the lay by, there was no other parking spaces from where...More

Thank Natalie S
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

If you have an hour to spare this is a fabulous walk. I recently discovered it and enjoyed it as much as my children and my dog! Tappoch Broch is an astonishing find in the woods but only if you know where to go. Travel...More

10  Thank Falkirkdolly
Reviewed 13 February 2017

A great place to visit, lots of history, unfortunatly not on site. Use the internet for info before your visit.

1  Thank ronwat
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Good walk. Great to see the castle and the broch and the blue pool if you go a bit further. Dog needed to be on the lead past the cattle but had a good walk in the woods.

2  Thank rosemarymax
Reviewed 31 October 2015

Not much to see here i'm afraid. Passed it on a walk and wouldn't recommend seeking it out. The windmills nearby were more interesting so if you are looking for old castles with history then this one isn't the one.

Thank mike d
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

Poor signposting by Falkirk Council. Torwood Castle had graffiti on it. Poorly maintained. Couldn't find the broch due to lack of signs. Wouldn't recommend- not worth its 4 star Trip advisor rating.

Thank FifiDundee
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