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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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Castle Road | Quarry Car Park on Castle Road, Dollar FK14 7PP, Scotland
+44 1259 742408
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank David P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We are Campbells and my family wanted to go to see a history on them. We aren't entirely sure we are of this Campbell line but the trip was fun and had beautiful views. We were staying in Edinburgh and took a private car out...More

Thank missycamp06
Reviewed 6 days ago

The staff here are very helpful and welcoming. It was nice to have a chat after exploring Dollar Glen and looking at other locations to visit. The castle is quite small and largely a nineteenth century repair/reconstruction after the Royalists burned it in the seventeenth...More

Thank MarcusHurley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth going into and walking around if you've made it up through the glen. Great views. Picturesque from the outside through the trees. Inside it is original and reflects how it would have been. Friendly staff. Interesting and liked the gardens.

Thank David M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This castle was recommended to us by a friend, and we are glad we listened. Not only was the castle very well preserved and maintained but the area around it is beautiful. I recommend parking at the lower lot and taking the hiking trail along...More

Thank ute4lyf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Superb castle nestled away in picturesque glen. Abit of a hike for the elderly. Staff member was very informative.

Thank KemoSabay
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We really enjoyed visiting this castle! The 30-minute uphill hike from the town of Dollar was absolutely lovely. It had been raining earlier in the day, so it was a bit slippery in spots, which made the hike DOWN the hill a bit trickier. I...More

Thank lovetotravelohyeah
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The best preserved of the tower castles in the area. The views are amazing. You need a car to visit. It's a single track road up to a parking area where cars are no longer allowed up. You then get to hike in the forest...More

Thank VTJedi
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We were very lucky to visit the castle on a beautifully clear day. The views across the land from the gardens of the castle are worth the visit alone.

Thank Tikitoura
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely place and great staff. Only thing is pushing buggy up the hill. The sign said do not go past this point but there is a car park at top which would of been great with a 18 months old. Will return

Thank ArishaIsabella
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18 July 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!
2 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
13 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