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Lochranza Castle

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Address: Lochranza, Scotland
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US$350.38*
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3-Day Isle of Arran Tour from Edinburgh Including Robert Burns Country
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US$350.38*
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3-Day Isle of Arran Tour from Glasgow Including Robert Burns Country

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A lovely walk to the castle especially on a beautiful day - you can venture inside which is amazing the scenery in and around is breath taking really is - definitely a must

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jade W
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely walk to the castle especially on a beautiful day - you can venture inside which is amazing the scenery in and around is breath taking really is - definitely a must

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Thank Jade W
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great visit to the castle, it was quiet when we went so had the place to ourselves to explore! It is a ruin but you can climb some stairs and explore easily using the helpful signs on the walls explaining different parts of the building. The castle sits at the side of the water against a beautiful... More 

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Thank LynseyMcK
Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Arran in early April for one week, seeking solitude. Arran is a very special area and I found my stay very restful. I was surprised by the dramatic landscape of the north, which is mountainous , verdant with trees, glens , streams and a stunning rocky coastline. Lochranza is very quiet with the castle perched at the... More 

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1 Thank francineismay
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The castle itself isn't much more than a ruin but it's the location that's the real winner here. Lochranza is a stunning village and the castle is on a bit of land out towards the bay surrounded on 3 sides by water. Sheep and sometimes deer roam around. You can get really close by car if accessibility is an issue... More 

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Thank WilliamWallace1314
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location cannot be beaten and the castle is a very short walk from a small car park. You can go inside which is a real treat as you can explore the ruins. While it could be a very short visit there are plenty of benches for you to sit and take in the beautiful scenery.

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Thank Katie B
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful time visiting this beautiful, historical site,, set in a lovely little spot of Arran,, the location and stunning scenery around are a must to see,,,,entry is free,,,and the small signs and notices located throughout the castle explain the different rooms etc. to explore,,,,defo, worth a visit

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Thank baba323
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great castle, to explore! Beautiful scenery surrounded by water. No charge to enter. Signs throughout explain the different rooms to explore!

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Thank Ron H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a wee visit. It was closed as it's not summer opening yet. Beautiful to look at. Beautiful views all around it. Also saw some deer eating in front of the houses.

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Thank Andrew R
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit if like us, you enjoy sites of historic importance and ancient beauty, set in an absolutely spectacular little spot of arran it's worth going just to admire it's location if nothing else

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Thank scottymcgill
Coleraine, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Lochranza Castle is a nice spot and very picturesque. I couldn't give it a 5 star because. . . well . . . It's just sort of there. There's nothing to do at the castle it's not an attraction in that sense though nearby walks round the Cock of Arran and Hutton's Unconformity are good.

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