Old Castle Lachlan

Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom

Castle Lachlan lies on the eastern shore of Loch Fyne, near Newton. According to the Clan Maclachlan Society website, the original castle dates back to the 13th century. The original castle was later replaced in the 15th century with the keep or tower that today is in ruins.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in United Kingdom

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www.oldcastlelachlan.com

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Lorne Inglis (6 months ago)
A picturesque ruined castle looking over the beautiful Loch Fyne. The path to the castle from the road/car park has been carefully maintained by members of clan Lachlan without losing its wild feel, and includes a bridge over the Strathlachlan river. There are a few plaques within the ruin that tell some of its history. It is a hidden gem, and is absolutely worth a stop for a short stroll if you’re passing by.
Olmo Buining (10 months ago)
Small but cute castle. Very short walk with a got path towards the castle from the car park. If you're in the area and have a few minutes, don't hesitate to have a look!
Dafydd Carmichael (12 months ago)
Nice walk out across a river to a tidy little castle with a small amount of history to be read just inside. Set on the beach with nice rocks to climb around. Short walk from the car park
Danner rrr (2 years ago)
Easy walk in, although Google gave me poor directions to the proper car park. An interesting castle layout, and places to explore if you keep your eyes open. We ate lunch on the bench past the castle next to the loch. It's a tidy little castle, not sprawling - I'd imagine it would be easy enough to clean up by one person before guests come over to eat in the great hall.
Shox Wake (2 years ago)
Small ruined castle on the shores of loch Fyne . Free to enter and set in some stunning countryside. I visited on a beautiful day and found the castle a lovely place to visit, the surrounding area has some beautiful walks, some families were engaged in water sports nearby . I found it a great place with some interesting history.
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