History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The castle is now in a ruinous state, though the outer shell provides a wonderfully scenic picture, rising above the waters of the loch. The remains stand three storeys high, with an attic level, and a south wing rising another two storeys. It is now in the hands of Historic Scotland.
If you arrive early enough in the morning you may find a local herd of deer coming down to the loch to drink and graze, and the combination of the deer and the castle is such a marvellous and totally 'Scottish' picture!
About Lochranza Castle
Address: Lochranza, Isle of Arran, Arran, Ayrshire, Scotland, KA27 8HL
Attraction Type: Castle
Location: On the A841 at Lochranza at the northern tip of Isle of Arran
Website: Lochranza Castle
Lochranza Castle Photos
OS: NR931 506
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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Nearest Accommodation to Lochranza Castle:
Nearby accommodation is calculated 'as the crow flies' from Lochranza Castle. 'Nearest' may involve a long drive up and down glens or, if you are near the coast, may include a ferry ride! Please check the property map to make sure the location is right for you.
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