Carrick Castle

Carrick Castle, Lochgoilhead, Argyll and Bute

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  • Carrick Castle dates back to the 12th Century and sits up high on a rocky outcrop on the shores of Loch Goil in Argyll.

    You can walk there if you’re feeling fit taking the route through Argyll Forest. It is believed that this is the third fortress to be built on the site with the first being a Viking fort and the second a castle. In the 13th Century the land here was owned by the Campbell Earls of Argyll and it could well have been they who built the rectangular tower house in the 1400’s. This was a Campbell stronghold for three centuries and visited by Mary, Queen of Scots and destroyed by fire in 1685.

    The castle is now owned by Alex Fleming and is under restoration. Even so, the ruins are well worth a visit. There are two storeys above the great hall with its walls seven feet thick and many other odd characteristics to see like the chimney in the window recess!

  • Carrick Castle Weather Forecast

    Rain throughout the week, with temperatures falling to 16°C on Thursday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain until evening.
     
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      5:08 am    9:46 pm
    Monday, Jul 24th
     Partly cloudy in the morning.
     
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       1%  24%   4 mph
      5:09 am    9:44 pm

    Tuesday, Jul 25th
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       0%  28%   2 mph
      5:11 am    9:42 pm
    Wednesday, Jul 26th
     Rain until afternoon, starting again in the evening.
     
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       83%  80%   7 mph
      5:13 am    9:41 pm

    Thursday, Jul 27th
     Rain throughout the day.
     
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       39%  61%   14 mph
      5:15 am    9:39 pm
    Friday, Jul 28th
     Rain in the morning and afternoon.
     
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       34%  91%   9 mph
      5:17 am    9:37 pm

    Saturday, Jul 29th
     Rain in the morning and afternoon.
     
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       34%  70%   12 mph
      5:18 am    9:35 pm
    Sunday, Jul 30th
     Light rain throughout the day.
     
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       47%  55%   9 mph
      5:20 am    9:33 pm

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