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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Ian Foster (2 years ago)
Not the biggest castle, but in a tranquil setting and good access via a boardwalk and attractive bridge.
Martin Shelley (2 years ago)
Beautiful little spot with a nice easy walk out to the beach and castle. Some information boards with history of the castle on them.
Alison Sloggett (2 years ago)
Easy walk from the car park over New wooden bridge, obviously some investment from the lachlan society to make this area good for visitors. The castle itself is dramatic looking over the loch, there is only one room to look into in the castle itself, but great views around it and from it.
nkosiyavuma dewah (2 years ago)
Fabuloustic piece of history! I drove my mclaclacan American friends to retrace their history and it was one of my best trips and visit ever! This place is awesome. The views are breathtaking and it's also mega chilled. I wish I lived here
A (2 years ago)
Beautiful spot with a well situated castle ruin right on the coastline. Lovely views down the loch and nice picnic bench and small platform area set up on the west side of the outcrop which would be ideal for a small group having a bite to eat. No facilities on site so all rubbish needs to be taken away with you. The main castle courtyard is closed off but there are other parts open to explore.
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