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The island fastness of Lochleven is associated with many colourful events and has been visited by countless distinguished personalities during its history. Some of those taking the boat across Loch Leven came of their own accord, including King...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Pier Road, Kinross KY13 8UF, Scotland
+44 1577 862670
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The castle is a must for all who come to Kinross to vist enjoy the trip out on the boat to the castle where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned. Lovely views of Loch Leven

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Daniel G
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Small little castle on a small little Island. The views are spectacular and the boat ride was fun going over. Went many times as a child and always thought it was an adventure. Very peaceful and lots of time for reflection. Would highly recommend for...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

My family and I booked tickets to take the ferry over to the island. Although the first trip was cancelled due to stormy weather the staff were very friendly and accommodating. We enjoyed wandering around the island which had few visitors that day but also...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 10 October 2018

We parked near the water, but we didn't have time to take the ferry. I don't think it was running anyway, because the winds were very strong (and cold). We went down to the dock, and I noticed that you can see the castle from...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Good value for money as it includes the 10 minute boat trip. Would be a great place to take your picnic over to on a nice day. The castle had much more still to see than I thought from the view you get from the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Liz c
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Very interesting place, enjoyed boat trip over, it was a beautiful day which made a big difference, well worth a visit

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

This castle sits on an island in the middle of Lochleven. It's a short, 10-15 minute ferry ride to the island, which I'm told in busier times you should book in advance to make sure of a place, as each boat only holds 10 people....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

We really enjoyed this visit. Small boat ride included in the ticket which is your only means of visiting the castle is travelling across the Loch. The castle just has so much history and it was very informative..Could just imagine Mary Queen of Scots looking...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sian0705
Reviewed 11 September 2018

The boat that is included in the ticket carries eight to ten persons, when I was going back, I took a little water in my head because it was windy that day. The Castle is old , full of histories ( I always buy the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Isabel A
Reviewed 11 September 2018

My husband and I recently visited the Lochleven Castle. I had read to book tickets in advance for the boat ride and I was glad I had since they had sold out early in the day for the boat ride over. The boat ride over...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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15 August 2018|
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Response from WeeM49 | Reviewed this property |
. It can be booked on line and you will be given a timed slot. Ideal when during busy periods. You can also turn up on the day but may have to wait. If you have children with you there is a play park nearby.
17 July 2018|
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Response from BarbaraRiekwel | Reviewed this property |
Yes, when we were there, there were plenty on board of the boat. They are not mandatory, but we were told that whoever wanted one, could you get one.