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Great Historical Castle.

Worth the little boat trip over to see the Castle in the Bay but it's definitely not for those with... read more

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Mari D

Just a short boat ride from the island is kisimul castle. It is in need of renovation and there is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Hertford Hertfordshire UK
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Reviewed yesterday

Worth the little boat trip over to see the Castle in the Bay but it's definitely not for those with mobility issues, there are a lot of twisting and steep stairs to get around to see the best bits. Although the Great Hall remains closed,...More

Thank Mari D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just a short boat ride from the island is kisimul castle. It is in need of renovation and there is only the castle on this Little Rock but it has a fascinating history and is worth the trip. Lovely gift shop with a very nice...More

Thank LindaMc108
Reviewed 3 days ago

We took the short boat ride over to Kisimul Castle and enjoyed looking round it. There is a small shop which sells delicious tablet! Definitely worth a visit!

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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Had a solo boat trip over to the castle which is quite small and at the time parts were closed due to restoration by Scottish Heritage. That said its definitely worth a visit.

Thank Julian217
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Nice little boat trip in a beautiful setting though not a lot to physically see in the castle. Good value for £4

1  Thank Charlie S
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed our afternoon out. Arrived at Kisimul Castle by 2 minute boat trip (included in cost). Guys on boat have good banter. A small castle which takes about an hour(max) to explore. It gives a real feel for what it might have been like to...More

1  Thank culbert2016
Reviewed 7 August 2018

A fun trip on the boat to visit the castle, as the Great Hall is currently shut for renovation most of the information about the castle is no accessible easily (made the kids quiz very difficult!) Definitely worth a look but could be more -...More

1  Thank iscott76
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Kisimul Castle should not be missed. It is just a short boat ride over to it (included in the admission fee), and is fascinating to explore. Well worth the money to visit, whether your last name is MacNeil or not.

1  Thank Linda M
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Been in Barra a few times and had never visited the castle. Paid the few quid £ for the entry and short boat journey to see it. When I walked in I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. Totally unexpected. I won’t spoil things but...More

2  Thank Billy2609
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Very interesting, and member of staff was very helpful. Short boat journey over which give a different view for photographs

2  Thank Fiona M
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13 April 2018|
Response from alanrphillips | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we were there on the 9th of April. There were areas out of bounds due to renovations one being the 'great hall' but still worth the visit Have a great trip Alan
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Response from Wendy C | Reviewed this property |
Definitnitely summer the best time to visit. Accomodation can be tight so book ahead. We took a car over which we picked up in Oban. Was good as took food supplys with us. Rather pricey over there. Definitely wish to go... More