You know what I hate? When I have to walk for miles to see something interesting. I mean, I'll do it if I have to but sometimes it's nice to just find a little treasure at the side of the road as you're driving along.
Enter Ardvreck Castle.
|The remains of the castle are on a peninsula on the edge of Loch Assynt. - when tides are high it can be cut off from the main land|
On our North Coast 500 adventure, we headed North from Ullapool, passing another pretty beach on the way . . . Ardmair Beach.
A short drive later, we happened across the castle.
Or what's left of it.
|Thought to be over 500 years old, not much remains of the original castle|
I have to admit, I prefer a ruined castle to its less ruined counterparts. A castle that ISN'T in ruin is really just a fancy house as far as I'm concerned. I like ones with nooks and crannies that aren't immediately obvious and ones you can climb around if you like.
As you can see, the fella enjoyed climbing around on it...
|The castle ruins are thought to have two different ghosts. This is one of them... just kidding - that's just me!|
And then it got better.... because there was a waterfall just across the road. Also within a very short walking distance! A bonus waterfall is always an awesome thing!
If you are driving around the North Coast 500 you can't really miss this . . . literally! Since it is on the side of the road. ;-)
Thank you to the lovely fella for providing
some most of the pictures for this post!