Lochawe, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

A view across Loch Awe

Kilchurn Castle

Kilchurn Castle was built in about 1450 and was the ancestral home of the Campbells of Glen Orchy. They later became the Earls of Breadalbane, also known as the Breadalbane family branch, of the Clan Campbell. It is now under the care of Historic Environments Scotland.


The ruins are reputedly haunted by a sobbing voice that cries out for help. Some claim that it is that of a child was was somehow locked away at the castle.


Pictured left is Kilchurn Castle courtesy of Peter Gordon.

Grid reference - NN 133 276. The castle is accessed from the Dalmally roadside (A85) under the nearby railway viaduct. Access is via the loch-side, which floods periodically, so caution is advised. Please note there is no vehicular access or parking.


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For further information, please read Haunted Britain by Richard Jones.


Visitor Information

Lochawe is a village in Argyll and Bute, Scotland.

Loch Awe is a large body of freshwater that has given its name to the village on its banks.

Pictured is a view across Loch Awe courtesy of James Hearton. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.