Castle Stalker

[Castle Stalker - view from the hillside viewpoint]

Castle Stalker has one of the most romantic settings of any Scottish tower house, cut adrift from everyday life on a tiny tidal island in Loch Laich. It's possible to visit the 15th century castle - which featured as Castle Aargh! in Monty Python and the Holy Grail - via boat from Portnacroish, but a cheaper option is to view it from the mainland. A hillside viewpoint is easily accessed from the A828 at Portnacroish; alternatively, cross the Jubilee Footbridge from the other side of the estuary for a closer view.

[Castle Stalker - view from the Jubilee Bridge walk (October 2016)]

Name: Castle Stalker ★★☆☆
Location (hillside viewpoint): Off A828 at Castle Stalker View café, just north of Portnacroish, G.R.: NM 925477 / shell darling bloom
Anything else? Details above refer to the hillside view - we haven't been to the island or inside the castle. From the café, it's a 2-min walk to the viewpoint along a clear path with a gentle gradient.

>> see separate post for Walk: Castle Argh! via Jubilee Bridge ★★☆☆

[The castle occupies a tidal island in the middle of Loch Laich]

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