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Lovely spot

Stumbled upon this as we didn't have enough time to go on a longer walk. Lovely sheltered spot... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tig M
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Inverness, United Kingdom
A very intersting ruined and ancient castle, in a sedate setting.

There is a walk through some fields to get to the ruins. There is a magical atmosphere here, and... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Suzanne L
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Dunagoil | Kingarth, Rothesay PA20 9LX, Scotland
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 November 2011

Take the road from Kingarth, past the Standing Stones on your left, and right, to Dunagoil .500 yards to the West lies the largest vitrified fort in Europe and caves occupied more than 2,000 years ago. There are Neolithic graves down there but we are...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2014

It is just so much part of Bute's history that it should always be on the itinerary of anyone visiting the island.

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All reviews steep walk peaceful place single track road kilchattan bay up hill special place isle of arran worth the effort lovely walk remote location longer walk farm land well worth a visit minute walk take your time historical information beautiful scenery
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stumbled upon this as we didn't have enough time to go on a longer walk. Lovely sheltered spot. Nice view.

Thank Tig M
Reviewed 24 September 2018

There is a walk through some fields to get to the ruins. There is a magical atmosphere here, and the place is very peaceful.

Thank Suzanne L
Reviewed 21 September 2018

We like both the walk past the lighthouse before cutting up to St. Blanes, or the walk across to the stones before an amble down the road to the St. Blanes parking before picking up the path through the church and up over the hill...More

Thank sandl45-2018
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Place infused with history. Nice to walk from Kilchattan round if it doesn’t start tipping it with rain. Alternative is to drive and then just walk up the hill. Appropriate amount of Interpretation boards with good level of information .

Thank Eildon11
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

A very peaceful place and your imagination could run wild thinking of who walked there hundreds- thousands of years before

Thank Mark O
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Loved this place, beautiful scenery and a peaceful atmosphere. Well worth a visit. The only problem was that I had to walk up alone as my disabled husband couldn't walk up to it and had to wait in the car.

Thank Cheryl H
Reviewed 28 August 2018

There's a steep walk (not far) up to the remains but you have views back across to the Isle of Arran and it is worth the effort. Such a peaceful and blessed place. It has such a lovely atmosphere. There are signs to identify main...More

Thank Squither
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

This place really makes you think about time gone by we sat here for ages looking out at the view and your mind runs away with you as you try and digest the times and dates in history that are mentioned on different plaques behind...More

Thank enrawogf
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

This place is a delight. The ruins are set amid lovely countryside with distant views towards Arran and it is easy to imagine it in its prime as a living invitation to a life of contemplation and prayer. There are useful storyboards identifying the various...More

Thank Jane A
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

I'm a Macblain acblain, my name derives from the fact my ancestors were followers of Bishop Blane. I had come to Bute to scatter my Father's ashes and to visit places where Blane was associated. The walk up from where we parked was steep but...More

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Any place on Bute from Rothesay is really no more than about 15 miles but you will need either a car or bike to get there unless you like the walking. It is well worth the effort to go and experience the location. About... More
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