Kilchurn Castle at Lochawe

Kilchurn Castle Lochawe

Screw everywhere else I’ve been, Kilchurn Castle on Lochawe is my favourite place in the world. It is so stunningly beautiful. I want to live there. 

I saw it in a coach trip brochure and decided I had to go there. It was about two and a half hours away from Edinburgh, but it took us much longer because we kept stopping off to take photos and…wee behind a rock. TMI? I was desperate.

The long drive was completely worth it because Lochawe is aptly name and breathtaking. It was a cold, crisp winter day and the loch was so still which gave a beautiful, clear reflection.

Kilchurn Castle on Lochawe

The shores of the loch were frozen and in the midday sun you could hear the ice cracking and beginning to melt.

Ice patterns at Lochawe

It was such a winter wonderland that I’m not entirely sure that it wasn’t Narnia. I mean, look at it. Tell me it isn’t beautiful. You can’t do it can you?

Lochawe shores in winter

Kilchurn Castle

I’m pretty sure that it should be illegal to put pylons behind a castle. It’s a castle for goodness sake! ELECTRICITY, YOU’RE RUINING PERFECTLY STUNNING CASTLES! I think we can all agreed that, somehow, science needs to provide clear pylons.


I ache a little inside looking at these photos; I could have happily stayed there forever.

We’re going back to Scotland in April and I’ll be going back to the shores of Lochawe to show my Mum and Nan. I’d love to move up there and work in a cake shop. Every good town has a cake shop.

If you ever go to Scotland, I urge you to visit Kilchurn Castle on Lochawe. It is entirely worth it.


  • It’s Narnia!

    • Rosie

      I knew it was! I knew it!

  • Your photography is beautiful. I’ve never been to Scotland but I’ve always wanted to go. Definitely going to put Kilchurn Castle on the list of places to visit! x

    • Rosie

      Thanks Amanda. Yes if you ever have chance to go, do it. It’s worth the long drive up there.

  • Making and Marking

    Gorgeous pics! My cousins used to own the Tower of Glenstra, overlooking the Loch and castle, and I think I can spot it in one of your photos. I had the pleasure of working there when it was a B&B one summer while I was at Uni. It’s stunning, and there were pine martens who would come up to the house and eat from the bird table. I also heard some very spooky stories about a ghost who is supposed to haunt the castle…

    • Rosie

      Really? That sounds awesome, it’s such a beautiful place. The castle was closed when we went but I’m hoping we’ll have chance to visit when we go in April.

  • These pictures are so gorgeous! That one shot of the ice is especially stunning. You should submit it to a photo competition or something!

    I know what you mean about your heart aching for a place. Wanderlust is good but once it starts, it never really stops … and I really do believe that we can leave pieces of our hearts in different places.

    Can’t wait to see more pictures from your next trip to Scotland!

    xx Kathryn

    • Rosie

      Thanks Kathryn. I’m a member of a photography club so I’m hoping I can submit these to some competition.

      I think you might be right about leaving your heart in different places. I feel that way about Dublin after I went last October, it just felt like home, even though we were only there for five days.

  • It looks ridiculously amazing. I am going to Scotland this year and I am saving this as I need to go!! x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

    • Rosie

      Yay! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did and I look forward to seeing your photos.

  • These photos are gorgeous. I’ve seen photos of Scotland on google images and my goodness it is a beautiful country. If I ever go to Scotland I’m definitely visiting this castle!


    • Rosie

      It really is, I just can’t get over it. I’m struggling to think of anywhere I’ve been that is more beautiful.

  • carlyvanwatts

    This looks so beautiful and Harry Potteresque (I think I’m just obsessed really!). Man, I wish I could live in a castle, it’d have to be a bit magical though. I love your photography Rosie! xxx

    • Rosie

      Thanks Carly, it does look Potteresque doesn’t it? It’d be so cool to live in a castle, I would of course expect a dragon to come with it though.

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