I have been neglectful of my Scotland report. I can blame it on having too many photos!
Quoting from the Lonely Planet Guide to Scotland that UnTours provided:
"One of Scotland's most dramatically situated castles, Castle Campbell sits on a spur between two deep, wooded ravines known as the Burn of Sorrow and the Burn of Care. A former stronghold of the Dukes of Argyll, it was originally 'Castle Gloom'. There are interesting rooms in the 15th-century tower house, but the main attraction is the spectacular view from the top. The castle lies a mile north of charming Dollar village, about 11 miles east of Stirling."
We drove up a narrow lane to a car park and then had to walk the rest of the way.
Finally we caught a glimpse of the castle.
At the entry a sign said the castle was closed but their was a car parked there so we ventured in to find it open after all.
The view from the top.
And down over the side.
The burns behind the castle.
And the view from there.
Historic Scotland of which Castle Campbell is a property described the castle like this:
"This was the lowland residence of the powerful Campbell dynasty, where the Protestant reformer John Knox came to preach and Mary Queen of Scots came to feast."
If I remember right one or more of the rooms were labeled as one that Mary would have used.
From the gardens looking back at the castle.
An interesting stop over on one of the days we set out exploring not sure where we'd end up.
I have much more to share. Be patient.