You could be forgiven for not knowing about Kilchurn Castle. A castle like this in England would not only be well sign-posted, but you’d also be charged entry to go in. In Scotland on the other hand, there’s not so much as a single sign from the road. It was only on reaching the village of Loch Awe, lying on a loch of the same name, that we started to wonder whether we had already passed it.
We called in at a small shop to check on directions, only to find we had gone about a mile past. Indeed, on looking back, there it was in all its glory.
We headed back and found a short trail accessible from a small car park just off the main A85 road. Only then could you see a tiny sign that simply read “To the castle”. The approach to the castle was a picturesque one and less than a mile from the car park. It is today maintained by Historic Scotland but there is no fee to visit.