Tarbert Castle

Argyll & Bute | Tarbert | Castle | ★★

[Tarbert Castle]

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 15th 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]

Location & info

📌 Tarbert Castle ★★
Off Harbour Street (A8015), 5-min walk east of Tarbert village centre, G.R.: NR 868687 ///sped.corn.excavate
Always open | Free

💬 From Harbour Street it's a 2-min walk to the castle on a steep, uphill path with steps.

[Castle from the north side]


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