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This week’s fantastic shot is of one of the best castles in Scotland – and was captured by the very talented Janet MacLeod who lives in Oban and snaps her beautifully composed shots across the west-coast of Scotland.
Please do check out her Instagram account – there are some absolutely amazing shots that will really whet your appetite for a trip to Scotland!
She describes how she managed to capture such a serene shot of Kilchurn Castle:
“I live in Oban and Kilchurn Castle at Loch Awe is on the road to Glasgow so we had to stop when we saw the loch so calm.
It was minus five and couldn’t feel my toes but the blue skies & reflections were worth it”.
Kilchurn Castle has been standing in this spot since the mid 1400s.
It sits on a rocky peninsula in Loch Awe and was designed and built by the 1st Lord of Glenorchy Sir Colin Cambell.
The castle is now vastly a ruin, especially since it was struck by lightning in 1760.
However the tower house is still mostly in tact and the view from the top is incredibly beautiful as you look over Loch Awe.
With the snow-capped mountains, glistening loch and stunning ruin, you wouldn’t be alone in thinking this scene is spectacular. In fact, Kilchurn Caslte is one of the most photographed in Scotland, and it’s definitely possible to see why.
It’s location in front of some rather menacing looking mountains and it’s picturesque setting on Loch Awe give it an almost fairytale-like look.
In fact, the castle is almost on its very own island. In some instances when there are higher than normal water levels it’s only really accessible by boat.
What a view
Loch Awe, located in Argyll and Bute in the Scottish Highlands, is the longest freshwater Loch in Scotland, and is renowned for trout fishing.
It attracts hoards of visitors every year who not only like to fish but explore the rugged surroundings and little villages dotted around – as well as climbing the mountains and surrounding hills.
The Scottish Highlands make for a great holiday at any time of year – whether in the beautiful summer months with the long days and short nights, or even in the winter, when there’s snow on the mountains and it’s biting cold outside.
Visiting Kilchurn Castle
Fancy grabbing your camera and heading to Kilchurn yourself?
It’s open from 25th March – 30th September and is accessible only by footbridge (a half mile walk) or by boat.
At other times of the year you may not be able to visit the castle but head out and explore the surrounding countryside and you won’t be disappointed!
Kilchurn Castle, Lochawe, Dalmally, Argyll.
If you love castles and want to see some of the best castles in Scotland – check out our guide to seven of the most beautiful castles
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