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Small Caslte with beautiful views

Small Castle well signposted, lovely walk along the river, not steep so suitable for most, stunning... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lovely walk up to the castle ruin

Excellent views. 20-30 minute walk from the village - path by the bank. Viewing stats and platform... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Penny M
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Small Castle well signposted, lovely walk along the river, not steep so suitable for most, stunning views from the top.

Thank JNeat
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent views. 20-30 minute walk from the village - path by the bank. Viewing stats and platform within ruin

Thank Penny M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This ruined castle sits on the hillside overlooking Tongue and the Kyle of Tongue. I have long wanted to come and see the ruin. It was a grey day rain was in the forecast so I had my waterproofs just in case. There is a...More

Thank allanmaciver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice castle to walk to from tongue. get good views of loch.. good way to walk off breakfast. castle belongs to a clan.

Thank bella a
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in B&B with the castle view so i had to climb there. The views from the top are lovely. You do not have to be very fit to get there.

Thank Ewa S
Reviewed 10 August 2018

We could see this ruin from our hotel, and the path to it starts from the village of Tongue. The path is well maintained, but there are descents and ascents on the route, especially in the stretch up to the castle. there is not much...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2018

Lovely walk from Tongue although final bit was steep and rough underfoot. Well worth the scramble for fabulous view across the water.

Thank Monkhoptonlinda
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

In a country with an extraordinary amount of castles, the correct name for it should be “tower”, as it’s the remainder of a room with 4 tall walls. The ascent is steeper than expected, so we stopped quite a few times at the end. Nice...More

Thank isildor
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

I parked where ask the guides said, could see the castle and path in the distance but could not find the start of it. There are no signs, no visitor center and no one willing to answer questions.

Thank Anna911
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Very pleasant and easy walk to the ruins from village centre. The day we visited the weather and views were wonderful however would not be inviting if weather inclement.

Thank Neil D
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Melanie S
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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