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Kilchurn Castle Tours and Tickets

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On a tiny peninsula at the northern tip of Loch Awe surrounded by glens, Kilchurn Castle is one of the most photographed spots in Scotland. The castle of 1,000 calendar covers, Kilchurn has had many lives: it served as the powerhouse of the Campbell clan from the year 1440 and was even later used as barracks able to house up to 200 troops during the Jacobite Risings. In the 1750s, however, a huge fire caused by lightning ran right through the castle, and its ruins have been abandoned ever since.

Kilchurn is for anyone who has ever dreamed of having a ruined Scottish castle all to themselves, with no tourist trinket shops around. There isn’t even an attendant at the door of this picturesque ruin, but despite being unmanned, there are plenty of information boards throughout the castle. Climb to the top of its four-story tower for views of the loch and surrounding hills, and remember to say hi to the sheep on your way out!

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Open from April to September, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Lochawe, Dalmally, Argyll and Bute PA33 1AF, Glasgow, Glasgow
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What are Kilchurn Castle hours of operation?
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Kilchurn Castle hours of operation: Open from April to September, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Kilchurn Castle tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Kilchurn Castle can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Kilchurn Castle 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Kilchurn Castle costs USD 84.66. Guided Kilchurn Castle tours start around USD 84.66 per person.