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Castle Campbell

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A misty morning and a castle to ourselves

It might have taken us a while to actually find Castle Campbell, but it was worth the looking. We... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2018
Austin, Texas
Pooh stick paradise

Castle Campbell is the closest place to paradise. Whichever way you take from the car parks you're... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2018
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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Formerly known as the Castle of Glooms, this castle is beautifully sited upon a narrow bridge overlooked by the Ochil Hills. The 15th century fortress of Castle Campbell is dramatically situated above Dollar Glen. The oldest part is a well-preserved...more
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Castle Campbell Castle Road | Quarry Car Park on Castle Road, Dollar FK14 7PP, Scotland
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

It might have taken us a while to actually find Castle Campbell, but it was worth the looking. We visited on 16 April 2017 and it is on our list to visit again. The morning was cold and foggy and the car park was empty...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

Castle Campbell is the closest place to paradise. Whichever way you take from the car parks you're in for a treat. The path by the burn is tricky for some people, but well worth the effort, if you can do it. With some great view...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

This was a great castle to visit that most people don't get to see. Worth the trip. Note that you'll need a car and its up a single track road. Its wasn't busy when we were there which made for great pics. One of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Well preserved castle ruins and gardens. Even though the castle is in ruins, one could still get an excellent sense of what the castle was like when it was fully functional. The walk through the woods up to the castle was also really lovely ....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

This was another one of my favorites we went to. It is a bit of a walk from the parking lot to get to the castle, so make sure you have your walking shoes on as it’s a hilly walk. There are 2 parking lots,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Been to this castle before, but the ‘great’ views promised eluded is due to the mist. Anyway in to visit today. Views. Stunning. Worth coming back for. Shout out to the man selling the tickets that day. Really friendly, informative.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Have been meaning to go for years and finally went this September. There is a lot more to castle than I had expected and it has been looked after well. A nice wee exhibition space to explain the history and dressing up stuff for big...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

It’s a long venture from Edinburgh for a sightseeing day trip but I loved this home and it’s history. Filming of Downton Abbey was done here and nice to see the rooms they filmed in. Lunch in the basement was a highlight, good menu. Beautiful...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

Set looking over the Dollar Glen, this is a treat of a ruined castle to visit. Beware, the roads are narrow to get there, and although there are 2 car parks, both have some steep walks to actually get to the castle, with a few...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank laurencee85
Reviewed 24 September 2018

We took the walk from Dollar, up through the Glen which was beautiful, unfortunately it had been raining hard the previous night & was quite muddy the further up we got so we cut through the woods (following a well trodden path) & got to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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24 October 2018|
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Response from David T | Reviewed this property |
To be honest if your based in Edinburgh, it is probably not worth your while coming through for. Its a nice wee Castle however there are plenty of other things I would recommend in the Edinburgh area first. It would cost... More
27 December 2017|
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Response from Frances M | Reviewed this property |
there are lots of dogs along the way to the castle. I don't think there is a problem for you
17 July 2017|
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Response from Andrew M | Reviewed this property |
Yes just a small one. Plenty of Campbell tartan things to buy surprisingly enough!