Dating from the mid-16th century, Carnasserie Castle is young in comparison to the other main tourist sites here in Kilmartin Glen: the numerous amazing burial cairns and ancient stones in the lower reaches of the valley pre-date the castle by thousands of years. Perhaps as a result of its more illustrious neighbours, visitors to the castle are fairly few - but they're missing out on a substantial tower house (5 storeys' worth - not to be sniffed at) with some fine carvings, still largely complete to roof height and offering good views into the glen's narrow upper reaches.
|[View from the top of the tower]|
📌 Carnasserie Castle ★★★☆☆
Location: A816 a mile north of Kilmartin village, G.R.: NM 839008 ///sugars.scramble.robes
Anything else? From the car park at G.R.: NM 840004 ///value.decorated.vintages it's a 10-min walk steeply uphill to the castle.
|[View from the south side]|
|[View from the northwest]|
|[Approach to the castle]|