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the most intact castle I have visited

Remember as a child how disappointing it was to enter a castle only to find 4 walls and no floors... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
GinOla7
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Beautiful virws

The Skipness Castle was an unexpected find. We were on the one lane scenic road to Campbelltown... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2018
Skier9175
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Pembroke, Massachusetts
via mobile
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Skipness, Scotland
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"worth a stop"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Remember as a child how disappointing it was to enter a castle only to find 4 walls and no floors or corridors? Well this castle has stairs to climb, wooden floors in tact and pictures showing what was where, and you can go right up...More

Thank GinOla7
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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

The Skipness Castle was an unexpected find. We were on the one lane scenic road to Campbelltown and decided to detour towards Skipness. We followed signs to the castle, parked at the car park at the entrance and did the short walk to the castle....More

Thank Skier9175
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Skipness was my favorite castle. We walked in from the ferry. As we approached the area I could feel the history of it. It is also along the Kintyre Way, which is a 100 mile walking stretch. We ended up in the sweet town of...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

I had been walking from Tarbert to Skipness and some spare time before my bus would drive, so I explored the castle. You can climb up the tower, right to the top and enjoy the view. There are a few informative signs about the history...More

Thank Martina1888
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

I agree with what seems to be the consensus - we’ll worth a stop. The castle is interesting but the old and now roofless chapel has an atmosphere all of its own, standing as it does so close to the shore. Well worth the walk...More

Thank Jo W
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

You can park outside the gate and walk to the castle. The view from the top of the tower is stunning, and so is the walk along the seashore to the cemetary.

Thank Bente I
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We went on with some friends from the area as this was one of their favorite locations. It definitely didn't dissapoint. It is a quaint little area and we had it to ourselves becauae of the seclussion. One word if warning, tbey shut it up...More

Thank Ra88iT
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

A fine example of old Scottish architecture. Nicely kept and presented, the views from the top are breathtaking. Take five minutes to visit the smokehouse next door. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Jon N
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful setting with views over the loch. Big much there but good signage. Visit the smokery and the seafood cabin if open.

1  Thank Mark B
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

What a great find , (by the way this is not a picture of the castle its actually an old chapel by the shore) so not sure what it's doing here ! The castle itself is not on a grand scale but non the less...More

Thank Geoff M
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princess z
30 May 2017|
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Response from Denise H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I have no idea. The castle is pretty much a ruin, but I am sure you could approach whoever runs it and ask.
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