Argyll & Bute | Portnacroish | Castle | ★★★
|[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 (16/10/16)]|
📌 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.
>> Walk: Castle Argh! via Jubilee Bridge ★★★
|[The castle occupies a tidal island in the middle of Loch Laich]|