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Walking on the roof afforded the best views.

Visiting on a quiet late summer's day meant the castle was nearly deserted. This old relic is well... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
Canberra, Australia
Atmospheric castle in lovely situation

Skipness Castle would be easy to miss unless you are taking the ferry to Lochranza, Isle of Arran... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Jane A
Mallow, Ireland
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All reviews free entry well worth a visit isle of arran next door seafood kilbrannan sound parking area sunny day great views from the top worth a stop short walk smoke house historic scotland run around spiral staircase coastal road roof
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

Visiting on a quiet late summer's day meant the castle was nearly deserted. This old relic is well worth a visit as the view from the top tower of Skipness are breathtaking and how many castle roofs do you get to walk on! The castle...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Fishnstitch
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Skipness Castle would be easy to miss unless you are taking the ferry to Lochranza, Isle of Arran. But it's well worth arriving early for the ferry and allowing time to meander down the attractive coastal road to Skipness where you find a castle and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jane A
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Skipness Castle looks over the Kilbrannan Sound to Arran. On a sunny day, it’s a stunning view. There’s not a lot to see really but there’s also the Seafood Cabin and shop on site to its worth a visit and a wander around.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank fmck49
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Skipness Castle is a great place to visit as there is access to all the different levels of the castle including the roof , with a good standard of stone steps or wooden ones. The view of Arran and Bute are great and then you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Susan B
Reviewed 5 August 2018

The castle can be reached via a small track, before the gate there's plenty of parkingspace depending on the moment of the day. Free entry and it shows a great peace of history as they restored some parts of the castle as it must have...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Huurman1968
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Parking is at the end of the drive but if you go a quick bite at the Shack you can park there and it is a short walk . Very complete when compared to others and can climb safely to the roof and overlook Arran...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank julian H
Reviewed 10 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank GinOla7
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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Skier9175
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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Whozyamama
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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princess z
30 May 2017|
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.