Ravenscraig Castle
Ravenscraig Castle
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9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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  • Ronald R
    Stromness, United Kingdom196 contributions
    It looks an interesting Castle, but its not open at the moment
    The building looks like it would be an interesting visit, but unfortunately it is still part of Historic Scotland's ongoing checks on the upper stonework regions of their properties. You can get a good photo from the beach as we did. We did look forward to see this castle due to the Sinclair links to the Orkney earls.
    Written May 1, 2022
  • craigluscar
    Dunfermline, United Kingdom13,603 contributions
    Interesting Castle built in 1460 ad
    I visited the Castle and was disappointed to find is is closed for safety reasons I can only hope that repairs can be made soon . I vied the castle from the nearby Nether Street Cemetery and got some good views . If you go down to Pathead sands there is a fine view of the castle from the beach .It was built for Queen Mary of Gueldres in 1460 and has walls 3 and a half meters thick The Castle ended being granted to the Sinclairs . You should check the website to see if its open this summer
    Written January 22, 2022
  • Babyface J
    Fife, United Kingdom264 contributions
    Nice
    Loved visiting the castle with my dog. It’s a public place and it has car park nearby. With a lovely view of the sea.
    Traveled solo
    Written May 24, 2021
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Paul G
Kirkcaldy, UK241 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Stay in Kirkcaldy all my days , even stay 200 yards from here and visited park every week when kids where young but never went to castle.
Think we just appreciate history when you get older.
Well worth a stroll around reading boards!
Views of prom and over to Edinburgh great!!
On a clear day!!
Written November 6, 2019
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Jeanssteve
Worcester6 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
What a lovely place even yesterday when it was raining. We all ventured including 3 dogs and 2 boys to the castle - a special place to me, it is where we let my dad free and rest in peace ❤️
We then went off on a venture through the park, nice play area for the kids and then down to the beach still in the pouring with rain, the dogs ran in and out of the sea, the boys hunting for a special stone for me their grandma and playing in the sand, it was fab.
There were public toilets and car park.
Well worth a visit.
Written August 14, 2018
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alibatty🦇
Dundee, UK4,803 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
Strange to find this castle not far along from very modern flats & apartments - but happy to find that the ancient can co-exist along with the contemporary, and hey, these old fortifications were built to last centuries. Sadly there was no access to the building , but people were sitting in the grounds enjoying the sunshine & both the superb views across the bay and over the beach below.There was a lovely tranquil and pervasive sense of peace - you could easily forget you were so close to the town.Definitely worth a deek if you're in the area.Have paid to see castles with less to see & this is Scot-free.
Written July 21, 2018
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LesleyBR60
Lincoln, UK134 contributions
May 2015 • Friends
I enjoyed my visit to this free attraction. As the castle is high above the beach splendid views are available. The grounds are also interesting, as although the castle is mostly a ruin it is interesting architecturally. I visited in May so was lucky enough to walk through bluebell woods to get to the castle. The walk to the castle is most enjoyable.
Written June 14, 2015
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culby
culby181 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
There's not a lot to the castle, but it's out on the Firth and you can see for miles. We walked down to the beach where there are beautiful multicolored rocks worn smooth by the waves. There's also a huge park with a playground for the kids and the Fife coastal path.
Written June 4, 2015
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Viva-Vampira
Edinburgh, UK16 contributions
Aug 2014 • Solo
Ravenscriag Castle was the ancestral home of the St Claire family who were prominent landowners in Kirkcaldy and Dysart. As is typical with Scottish castles, Ravenscriag was built for fortification atop a cliff and not for comfort or decoration and isn't structurally anything impressive. Historically, Oliver Cromwell was rumored to have stayed at the castle but it has little to no historical information.

Visiting Ravenscriag today there is only the ruins of the castle remaining and much of the castle is inaccessible. The ruins and the view from cliff are beautiful. The ruins themselves are still fairly enact and give a good indication of what the castle would have looked like. But that is all there is at the site. The ruins are close to a public park and are just off the Fife Coastal Path so there are other things to do in the local area. So I'd recommend a short visit but only if you are near by as there is not enough there to justify a visit.
Written August 24, 2014
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Lorraine22021968
Kirkcaldy, UK798 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Great to explore with young children, especially if interested in castles, their knowledge can be extended after having a visit here, lots of talking interaction with the children about the history of Ravenscariag castle
Written January 27, 2020
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joaniedot
Norwich, UK32 contributions
Aug 2019
We went on a very wet day and got caught in a downpour. However it is an impressive caste by a nice piece of beach. NB these are castle ruins and so not the same and going into a refurbished castle. There is a car park is very close to the beach.
Written October 9, 2019
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Johnh2007
Preston78 contributions
May 2019
I used to live near the castle and played in it back in the 1950's when it was derelict....and no safety rails. Sadly, because of 'elf & safety' you cannot explore the castle like we used to do. You can only walk around it and through the portcullis. However, the views over Pathhead Beach, Ravenscraig Watch Tower, Kirkcaldy, Inch Keith and the Firth of Forth from the cliff are worth it.
Written September 1, 2019
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Fiona C
Kirkcaldy25 contributions
Apr 2017 • Solo
Stunning views over the River Forth. Popular picnic place with the locals, lovely to visit in the summer but just as nice on a cold spring day. Well kept and worth a visit.
Written April 11, 2017
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