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Too close to pass up.

Definitely take a few minutes to leave the trail and checkout the castle. It's just off the trail... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Amy M
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Great stop to stretch the legs

We hadn’t planned to stop here, but saw the sign for the castle and thought we would. This was a... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
Kathryn F
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here on our hike along the Great Glen Way. Fun place to stop for a rest and view the grounds and castle.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank wheretonextyall
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There isn't too much left of what was previously a beautiful castle. I would highly recommend visiting the remains be of this castle, but defintely do a little research before you do. There are information boards about the area, but not enough. Take a visit...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

So close to Fort William it is well worth visiting. Only takes about 15 minutes to wonder round and read the boards - very interesting.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AlliAlliL
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We stopped here on the spur of the moment and found the castle is now just ruins, but we found it all quite interesting. There are very good information boards scattered around the ruins, which explain what the various areas had been used for. Great...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TheOldMacs
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Definitely take a few minutes to leave the trail and checkout the castle. It's just off the trail and not very large. They are in the process of restoring and adding history information tidbits. Worth a few minutes to "see" history.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Amy M
Reviewed 6 November 2018

A piece of history I got to see while hiking The Great Glen Way, and it is also accessible via car. Be sure and read up on the history of this castle before you go.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Winstoniscute
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Went for a visit as working local I like to see a bit of history to local areas . Worth viewing if your in surrounding area

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank chrismM6669OG
Reviewed 29 October 2018

We hadn’t planned to stop here, but saw the sign for the castle and thought we would. This was a quick stop as the castle itself is fairly small and partly in ruins. We enjoyed walking around and taking pictures. The castle is on the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kathryn F
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Interesting ruin in a pleasant location beside the river Lochy. A little cold when we were there, but would be pleasant in the summer.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Fiona M
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Visited and was overwhelmed by the crumbling ruin. Travelling down the road you are warned that there’s a weak bridge but I reckon it can withstand more than it looks! Ruins, and there’s no other way to describe them, give you a sense and flavour...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Google will tell you all the details but there are different busses going from Fort William. You get off the bus at British Aluminium and you'll have to walk about 6 minutes from the bus stop to the site. If you enjoy... More
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