A castle in the heart of the Scottish Highlands has been ranked among the "most captivating" tiny tourist attractions in the UK.

The list named the Scottish destination alongside a variety of locations including a tiny cinema in Wales and a quaint pub in Kent.

The strange attraction, which is located just above Achmelvich Bay, was ranked fourth on the list and was described as Scotland's "smallest castle".

See the Scottish castle named among the 'most captivating' tiny tourist attractions in the UK

Border Telegraph: Hermit's Castle by Achmelvich Bay was built in the 1950s.Hermit's Castle by Achmelvich Bay was built in the 1950s. (Image: Getty)

The small spot located in the Scottish Highlands named among the "most captivating" tiny tourist attractions by The Times was Hermit’s Castle.

Built in the 1950s by English architect David Scott, the "bothy-sized" castle in Achmelvich was described as lying above "magnificent beaches" in a part of Scotland known for its "turquoise-lapped white sands" that look as though they were taken from "a chillier version of the Caribbean".

The newspaper said: "Built in the 1950s by the English architect David Scott, the bothy-sized fortress is easy to miss, with its grey concrete blending in seamlessly with surrounding rocks, which makes tracking it down part of the fun."

It is recommended that those wanting to visit this strange structure stay in the nearby village's "luxurious Inver Lodge Hotel, which has just the right amount of tartan as well as a fine dining restaurant."

Visitors on Tripadvisor have praised it as "a cool and quirky way of killing an afternoon and enjoying the views."

See the tiny UK tourist attractions named among the 'most captivating'

Here is the full list of tiny UK tourist attractions named among the country's best.

  1. La Charrette, Gower, Swansea
  2. Bourton-on-the-Water Model Village, Gloucestershire
  3. The Little Prince, Margate, Kent
  4. Hermit’s Castle, Achmelvich, Highland
  5. Warley Museum, Halifax, West Yorkshire
  6. The Church of the Good Shepherd, Lullington, East Sussex
  7. Wollaton Hall, Nottingham

Swansea's La Charrette took the top spot and is recognised as the smallest cinema in Wales.