Tarbert Castle stands guard over Tarbert village, defending the narrow strip of land preventing Kintyre from becoming an island. Surrounding grassy earthworks suggest this was once a grand site, with a large curtain wall and several outbuildings. The fifteenth century tower house is the only surviving stone structure, now a ruin and surrounded by a tribe of goats. The views alone are worth the short climb up from the village.
|[View over East Loch Tarbert from the castle]|
Name: Tarbert Castle ★★☆☆☆
Location: 5-min walk east of the centre, G.R.: NR 868687 / sped corn excavate
Anything else? Access is on a steep, uphill path with steps.
|[Castle from the north side]|