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Kisimul Castle

Castle Bay, HS9 5UZ, Scotland
+44 1871 810313
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Loved the trip in the little boat over to Kusimul. Once you've walked up the concrete jetty and... read more

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Edinburghgrecofile
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Edinburgh
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We were very much looking forward to seeing the Culloden exhibition (muskets/swords & pikes) in the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tony G
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Flinders Island, Australia
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Castle Bay, HS9 5UZ, Scotland
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Reviewed today via mobile

Loved the trip in the little boat over to Kusimul. Once you've walked up the concrete jetty and enter the castle area you are likely to be very suprised. There is an open courtyard which was unexpected. Not a huge amount of things to see...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were very much looking forward to seeing the Culloden exhibition (muskets/swords & pikes) in the great hall but it was closed for repair. There were quite a few areas closed off or out of bounds. Overall though they have done a terrific job of...More

Thank Tony G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Castle actually looks more impressive from the mainland. The Castle is very damp and mouldy with very little in the way of historical artefacts although to be fair two of the rooms were closed for refurbishment. The boat ride out to the Castle and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Short trip in a boat to the Castle. Half an hour will do then a wee trip round the castle back to shore. Pleasant way to pass the time

Thank Laura C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

£3.60 well spent. A short boat trip takes you across to the castle. You won't need more than 30mins there as it's very small. Interesting, a little disappointed that the great hall was closed. Apparently there's some restoration works being undertaken next year which it...More

Thank Julie C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The castle is on an islet in the bay so you take a small ferry boat to the castle, a journey lasting just a few minutes and part of the entrance fee (payable at the castle). When we visited the ferry went every half hour,...More

1  Thank Stuart B
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

Was only on an overnight stay but this trip is a must! Got the first boat over at 930am. The guys on the boat were great as were the staff at the castle. Made to feel very welcome. Didn't realise I could have had breakfast...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

My second visit to this amazing Castle. Stunning views all round. That it was rebuilt totally is fantastic. I'm sure it will last another few hundred years.

Thank antis
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Worth a Trip across to see the castle and learn it's History Stunning views back across to Castlebay Boat runs every 30 minutes and 30 mins is around enough time to have a look around. Gift shop on the castle too

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Second trip to Kisimul. First with my husband. This time my sister. We doing the pilgrimage. Lots of the castle closed off this time. Was rather disappointed. So wanted sister to the crest which is no longer an open area. We missed our cheiftan by...More

2  Thank Wendy C
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Kdez1216
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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
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