Anyone who has ever visited the UK will know of the number of stunning occupied and ruined castles that can be found dotted throughout the land, and in the northern-most country of Scotland visitors will discover many of the most scenic. Find castles lying along the lochs and coastlines, and within the forests, cities, and moorlands of this beautiful landscape. If you’re looking to engage in a little outdoor exploration while you take in some of these remarkable buildings then the region of Argyll and Bute, which is home to marvellous sites like Skipness Castle on the Kintyre Peninsula, Duart Castle on the Isle of Mull, and Kilchurn Castle that sits on the waters of Loch Awe, might be the perfect destination for you.
Visit Carrick Castle on the Banks of Loch Goil
The 15th century tower-house of Carrick Castle has recently been refitted with a new roof, just one more chapter in the numerous forms of construction that have taken place on this piece of land since a Viking fort was built here centuries ago. The castle was once home to Scotland’s most famous king, Robert the Bruce, and was visited by a number of important historical figures, including Mary Queen of Scots and King James VII.
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