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Castle Varrich

Tongue, Scotland
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The romantic and atmospheric Castle Varrich

Okay it's not much to look at, ( in fact it's only 4 decaying walls which seem to have had some... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
incongru
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kirriemuir
Lovely hike up!

From the Bank of Scotland, a lovely perfectly clear hike over to the castle. Gorgeous views from... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
NorthK1954
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Winnipeg, Canada
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“pleasant walk” (4 reviews)
“walk up” (4 reviews)
“tongue hotel” (2 reviews)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Okay it's not much to look at, ( in fact it's only 4 decaying walls which seem to have had some preservation work done on them) but the location is stunning. The views are good. There's even a very impressive modern stairway inside which allows...More

Thank incongru
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the Bank of Scotland, a lovely perfectly clear hike over to the castle. Gorgeous views from the castle! Worth the stop, for an approximately 45 minute walk/stop from the car park.

Thank NorthK1954
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Not much of a structure is left, really just 4 walls, but the modern stairs takes you up for great views. Very nice at sunset.

Thank John H
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Had a very relaxing walk with a good view. My wee one enjoyed it as it is not too far but not too near to where we are staying.

Thank Abby2766
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

About half an hour walk up to the castle, cross over a footbridge which people have seen otters.in the ruins there is a spiral staircase with the best views. well worth going.

2  Thank Paul I
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We went to Tongue as a genealogy trip. These are ancestral lands for the MacKay Clan of which my dad’s side of the family was a Sept. So cool to trace history and get a sense of where you come from. Also, pretty cool to...More

3  Thank Gwenda S
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

During our recent NC500 trip we stayed at the Ben Loyal Hotel and could see this castle from the lounge of the hotel. We decided we would walk up to the castle before we left. Although it's on a hill it's quite a gradual ascent...More

2  Thank Pumpkin V
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Nice walk up to castle and steel staircase inside so that you can get an idea of what it might have been like inside. This castle is only a single square tower that has mostly fallen down but the views from here are splendid.

Thank Philip M
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Pleasant walk up to the ruins of the castle. Lovely views over the Kyle and to Ben Loyal and Ben Hope

Thank Juice453
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Wee morning jaunt in the rain. Once up and past the smelly sewage plant the views are outstanding. Even in the rain the views are well worth sauntering up for.

Thank L M
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Melanie S
3 March 2018|
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Response from Pumpkin V | Reviewed this property |
We were staying in Tongue for 2 nights while we did the North Coast 500 trip which we did by car. Personally I wouldn't make a special trip to see Castle Varrich because it is little more than a watchtower and I don't know... More
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