Skipness Castle and Walk

Skipness Castle and Walk

The castle is a favourite among historical enthusiasts and families alike. You can explore inside the building and climb up a narrow staircase to the roof where you'll be treated to wonderful views across the Kilbrannan Sound to Arran.

The main structure of the castle was built in the early 13th century by the Clan MacSween with later fortifications and other additions made to the castle through the 13th, 14th and 16th centuries. The castle and neighbouring chapel are managed by Historic Scotland and are open all year round. There's no charge for entry and parking is free.

You can walk to Skipness Castle from Tarbert via the Kintyre Way. There's a great circular walk starting out at the castle. Walk to the chapel and then follow the pebbly beach along to Skipness Point, with stunning views to Arran and Lochranza. Then follow the woodland walk along Campbell's Glen and back to the castle car park.

During the summer, you can enjoy delicious fresh seafood at the Skipness Seafood Cabin.

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