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Circular walk with lovely views.

Took ferry from Portnavadie to Tarbert in Kintyre. Small town with lovely harbour containing all... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dundee, United Kingdom
Great views

After a wee climb up steps with time to recover en route reading the plentiful historical... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
Ross and Cromarty, United Kingdom
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Brucehill, Tarbert, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Enjoyable short walk from the harbour - you’re rewarded with good views & interesting story boards explaining the history of the castle.And it’s free!

Thank Bruichsbest
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

...and a rarity in Scotland where National Trust Scotland seem to have a strategy of managed decline (when I say managed I mean they ignore it completely and let it fall to bits), so to see Tarbert where they've performed some repairs to maintain as...More

Thank Dave N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked up the steep steps and through the sheep filled meafow to these amazing ruins of the castle Robert the NBruce originally built. Cool castle to climb around, with lots of rocks and paths to explore. Recommend checking out this piece of history.

Thank Jill M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in Tarbert for a night so after coming over on the ferry decided to check out the castle which we'd seen on approach. It's a pretty old castle and situated as you'd expect on the hillside with stunning views. The weather obviously...More

Thank JiilliiY
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took ferry from Portnavadie to Tarbert in Kintyre. Small town with lovely harbour containing all facilities and great butcher ( next to Co-op). Well marked circular walk which is signposted from castle. It is part of the Kintyre Way and is a great way to...More

Thank Val096
Reviewed 10 June 2018

After a wee climb up steps with time to recover en route reading the plentiful historical information boards the views are great all around. The castle itself is worth seeing but the restoration work which presumably keeps it upright could have been less obvious i.e....More

Thank Lastseenat
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Incredible views from the hill, castle is small but pretty well preserved, over 500 years old, the grounds are beautifully kept and it's easy to access

Thank Kenny L
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

An impressive landmark a little difficult to get to if bad on your feet and not a lot of the castle left to see however excellent view once you make it

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

A bit disappointing that there is not a lot left to see. You needed to use your imagination as very little structure left. Had a visitor shop, public toilets and a room above with information.

Thank Carmigcar
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Wasn't aware of this castle until we got to Kintyre peninsula and Tarbert itself so was an unexpected visit. Good views and a signposted walk which was good having dogs. Worth it.

Thank Tarry11
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