Located in the nearby town of Dollar, Castle Campbell offers stunning views and interesting history! Drive to the carpark near the top of the hill or start at the bottom and walk up via Dollar Glen.
Originally known as Castle Glume, the stone fortress dates from the early 1400s. Around 1465, it passed through marriage to Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll. The powerful Highland chief needed a secure but impressive Lowland seat at the heart of the realm, within easy reach of the main centres of the royal court. Castle Glume fitted the bill perfectly.
The earl made the name change in 1489, and here the Campbells stayed for nearly 200 years. In the 1660s, the family made its main Lowland seat Argyll’s Lodging, a fine townhouse close to Stirling Castle.
Prices & Opening Times
Member/Explorer Pass holder: FREE
Child aged 5-15: £3.60
Child under 5: FREE
1 April to 30 September:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 5pm
1 October to 31 March:
Daily except Thursday and Friday, 10am to 4pm
Last entry 3.30pm
25 and 26 December
1 and 2 January
For the latest opening times and info check out the Historic Environment website.