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Ardvreck Castle

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Address: A837 | 11 mi east of Lochniver, Assynt, Scotland
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Standing amongst some of the most dramatic scenery of the Scottish...

Standing amongst some of the most dramatic scenery of the Scottish Highlands are the remains of a brooding castle, thought to have been built in 1590 by the Macleods who had owned Assynt since the 13th century.

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Imagine the clans at war.

The castle has a dominant and dramatic position on a promontory on the loch. It is easily accessible from the road and rewards a visit with both great views and atmosphere. It is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Pecs, Hungary
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Pecs, Hungary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The castle has a dominant and dramatic position on a promontory on the loch. It is easily accessible from the road and rewards a visit with both great views and atmosphere. It is easy to appreciate the hard living in and defensive position of the castle.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely spot for the family, very romantic scenery worth an hour stop even nice for a picnic. go there

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Use the car park and walk to the Castle and enjoy the atmosphere. Lovely views up and down the loch and a great story for the castle and house. Worth a stop en route.

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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Unlike the overrated castle Urquhart, this is a free attraction. There’s fewer bricks in this castle than at Urquhart, but it’s positioned in nicer scenery and, at least in our opinion, was much more charming, wild and true to the spirit of Scotland. Watch out, there are lots of gnats by the water :). The castle sits at the beginning... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

A good car park, information boards and footpath to the ruined castle. A perfect place for photographs with the lake and mountains overlooking the loch. But its also a favourite place for midges, so have a good spray before you get out of the car.

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

The ruin of the castle and nearby Calda House tell some of the story of the past and the Jacobite Rebellion that scarred our country over 300 years ago. It is a romantic and interesting place. Also very, very beautiful.

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Thank Helenlightning
Glasgow
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

There are lots of information boards in the car park giving information on the castle, the ruined country house on the road, the local culture and wildlife. An easy path takes you across to the ruined castle and a small bay. It was interesting to learn more local history and it's a very scenic spot. Worth stopping.

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Thank fmck49
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

There is very little left of this castle and consequently its free to visit. It is very atmospheric and worth seeing even as a quick stop on the road. there is a board near the car park that explains the history.

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Short drive from Ullapool and nearby to other attractions. Easy to find along road route. Lots of sheep on road nearby. Parking available. Busy since right at roadside. Possible to canoe to this location. Midges and sheep own this place.

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Stunning little walk with a paddle at the end. A burn cuts through the path so walk around the top at the road if you don't want a leap of faith. Gorgeous waterfall at the other side too. Once you have made if across to the little island a lovely tower awaits and you can explore the whole island. Great... More 

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