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Great Location, Fascinating Gothic Architecture and Beautiful Grounds

A great location overlooking Bute with fascinating archirecture and beautiful set in spacious... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
was here as a boy

went here as a boy long time ago was at it for 4 weeks loved it .my cousin was at it before me and... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2016
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 weeks ago
“Great Location, Fascinating Gothic Architecture and Beautiful Grounds”
23 Jul 2016
“was here as a boy”
A, 815, Toward PA23 7UG, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great location overlooking Bute with fascinating archirecture and beautiful set in spacious grounds. Access still possible near the pier and yacht club area. Some of the buildings are still in use however most are deteriorating rapidly.

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Reviewed 23 July 2016

went here as a boy long time ago was at it for 4 weeks loved it .my cousin was at it before me and he had a painting he done on wall for years . i was a monitor as well need to go back...More

9  Thank andybell1505
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Castle toward residential centre (as was) is now closed, but there is lots in the grounds to make a real few hours/day trip of. It's not and never has been a tourist site, there's no plaques etc. But it's steeped in history and adventure, be...More

4  Thank Julie C
Reviewed 2 July 2015

I visited here some 35 short years ago as a Glasgow school staying at the residential school. Fond memories from a bygone age of interactive education. This was my first time back and it's bitter sweet. The old school building is closed up and the...More

3  Thank Stevocrosbie
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Finally after many years of meaning to go, I made it for a walk around Castle Toward, the old castle ruins and the surrounding grounds. In some ways it's a very sad place. The Castle Toward Residential School stands empty, waiting for a purchaser to...More

10  Thank BelladonnaScotland
Reviewed 18 May 2015

We went as school class from Scotland Road primary School for a month this was in 1951 I was 10 at the time our teacher Mr Finley organised it we travelled by bus and ferry and as most of the kids had never left the...More

7  Thank davaller2015
Reviewed 5 January 2015

My experience was a fulfilment of a life long quest in finding my ancestral history from Australia to the original castle on the grounds as a descendent of the Lamont clan. It was a typical rainy grey day and I could not have been happier...More

8  Thank Dale L
Reviewed 12 September 2014

Property was empty and closed. Quiet pleasant journey to the old school but it was closed. Very sad as we remember the summer camps for school orchestras from Glasgow many years ago.

5  Thank Joyce C
Reviewed 9 July 2013 via mobile

I found two forgotten Chinese ponds within the gardens, they have not been well kept but their is two Chinese bridges which join the ponds up , these are a must see. An ideal place to go if you have your dog as they are...More

5  Thank Samrossx4
Reviewed 21 March 2013

Horrible rooms, terrible food, pink meat, most of us were sick and I would never ever go back here. I really though it would be better than this being somewhere that schools go, but not very good standard. Even If someone told me I had...More

5  Thank Caitlin C
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Monica W
7 September 2017|
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Response from Kevin L |
You don't need to book, it's open to the public. Make sure you walk further in past the "old school" to the ruins of the original castle. As an ancestor, I found it deeply spiritual for myself. As a lover of history, it's... More