Kilchurn Castle – Loch Awe, Scotland

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. 18th February 2018 / 12:18 am

    Definitely worth the walk up, the views around are gorgeous and the castle itself looks full of mystery and wonder.

  2. 18th February 2018 / 6:34 am

    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.


  3. 18th February 2018 / 6:49 am

    Not heard of this castle, but what a great find off the beaten track. Those are amazing images of the surrounding landscape as well. Very Scottish Lewis! #mysundayphoto

  4. 18th February 2018 / 8:33 am

    We love visiting castles, the views from this one look amazing.

    Thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

  5. 18th February 2018 / 9:14 am

    how stunning is the castle in black and white. I love Scotland such a beautiful place to Explore z #mysundayphoto

  6. 18th February 2018 / 9:45 am

    Love the shot of the castle, what a lovely place to visit. #MySundayPhoto

  7. 18th February 2018 / 10:54 am

    What a really beautiful place. I love the mood of the last photo – it seems to really sum it up #MySundayPhoto

  8. 18th February 2018 / 12:09 pm

    The last photo is eery and wonderful!

  9. 18th February 2018 / 12:32 pm

    Wow I love the castle shot it is quite eerie. I really like the perspective you used! #mysundayphoto

  10. 18th February 2018 / 1:47 pm

    We stayed at Loch Awe last year and it was just stunning. We didn’t see this one sadly because we were admiring the sunset but I would love to go back!

  11. 18th February 2018 / 4:33 pm

    Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning. What an incredible place. I’m definitely hoping to visit Scotland more this year.

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