Located on a small island on Loch Awe in Scotland is a very beautiful picturesque place, surrounded by mountains and not far from the village of Lochawe.

The Castle Itself is only ruins but most of the structure is still standing. I was looking for places to photograph when I came across this stunning place. I headed there for photos, even though the weather was terrible, non stop rain, sleet and snow couldn’t put me off.

You can see the castle when travelling along the A819 but the car park its self is quite easy to miss as it isn’t sign posted anywhere. as you come to end of the A819 you come to a junction, right leads to to¬†Crianlarich and left leads you to Lochawe –¬† take the left turn and about 200-400 yards along the road there is a dirt track on your left, take this road and park your car where you can, there is no designated space.

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As you walk down the road the path folks into 2 paths, one takes you across the railway which you cannot do and the other takes you along and under the railway bridge to a gate. There are live stock in the field so if you have a dog, please be careful. The path leading to the castle itself is very flat, if you struggle to walk or have a buggy then you will have no issues with this walk.

Once you reach the castle you can walk round both ways to the beached area at the back, when I visited it was very windy and wet, so not the best to pack a picnic, but on a nice summers day this will be a perfect day out with the family, lots of room for the kids to play and the dogs can run free.

Amazing views of the mountains around
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The path leading up to the castle ruins

Im Lew – A blogger and father of two boys, three if you include the dog, living in Sunderland. Not sure I have the hang of this blog niche thing but hey ho, I’m doing it anyway – expect all sorts of randomness.


  1. Hi Lewis, I am hopeless following directions, you lost me at take the left junction! It does look like a beautiful area for a walk, those snow-capped hills are making me shiver though. I love you last photo of the castle ruins, very atmospheric.



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