Citadel of Ayr

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Citadel of Ayr
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Interesting
Jan 2020 • Family
We went a walk along here yesterday, never visited before. There is a few interesting info boards and 1 cannon but could do with a tidy up as grass was quite long at some areas, but a nice place to walk if passing!
Written January 25, 2020
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bogdana
Washington DC, DC417 contributions
A great add on if you have time
Jan 2019 • Family
It’s nice to check our old Ollie Cromwell’s fort along the coast if you have time, much like the walls in Derry or carrickfergus in Northern Ireland. There are plaques to read and ruins to see and it’s a nice walk near the beach. It’s not a must see attraction but if you are in the area or just want to go for a wee easy walk around the riverside area, this is a good one.
Written February 7, 2019
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David B
Hamilton, UK71 contributions
Interesting detour
Aug 2018 • Solo
If you are doing a walk around Ayr and going to the beach then it is worth walking down to the town and around past this Fort. Some interesting picture shots, views of harbour and information boards to read. There's not much left of it!
Written October 19, 2018
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Karen C
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First class accommodation
Sep 2018 • Couples
Just back after a 5 day fabulous holiday at ayr this modern accommodation it top notch it offers exquisite sea views from the large Windows surrounding the hole apartment the top off the range kitchen and beautiful furnishings add to this cosmopolitan flat I would love to keep this accommodation a closely guarded secret but feel compelled to give this gorgeous flat a 5 star review will go back again and again thank you to our hosts David and roanna
Written September 28, 2018
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Roger G
Glasgow, UK2,374 contributions
Fascinating History, Impressive Remains, Unusual Shape for a Castle
Apr 2018 • Couples
Good information board and the remaining walls and Miller's Folly are impressive. The old main entrance can still be found off a side street and St John's Church was part of the complex. It was the site of the Barony of Montgomerieston and a good Wikipedia article brings the whole story of the citadel to life.
Written April 29, 2018
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Robin L
Dumfries, UK20 contributions
Look beyond what is left.
Oct 2017 • Couples
It is true as previous reviewers have said there is little left to see. But that misses the point, it is the history behind the ruins that is important. I visited as part of a walking tour of the area which included Burns monument in Alloway and Ayr Old Kirk among other locations. A visit to the citadel as part of a visit to Ayr adds to the overall appreciation of this very interesting towns history. So go and look beyond the ruins and into the past, absolutely facinatinating.
Written October 18, 2017
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Westbury12
Ayr, UK75 contributions
Nothing to see here-unless you are interested in small (almost gone) ruins.or a fan of TIME TEAM
Sep 2017 • Family
Would only be of interest to a very limited audience. Hardly worth the short walk from the centre of Ayr
Written October 12, 2017
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tavernaagape32
Coylton, UK72 contributions
Just a online photo will do
Aug 2017 • Friends
Seriously this is just a ruined pile of stones. It used to be better before mostly being torn down but now is just a disappointment in stone form. A photo on the Internet will do just the same job. Not worth the effort
Written October 10, 2017
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thetravellingmanUk
uk9,668 contributions
Interesting remains
Sep 2017 • Couples
My wife and I came across the remains of 'Cromwell's Citadel' whilst on a recent day trip to Ayr. It was at the end of our walk doing the 'Lang Scots Mile', the end which finishes going up a lane towards the town centre, that we discovered the remains.
Today there is not too much left - basically a thick wall, and a bastion.
The Citadel of Ayr was constructed in 1654 as a fortified garrison. It was a means of controlling trade and securing Cromwell's military authority over south west Scotland.
There are information boards at the location which give more details.
An unusual discovery for us, and certainly worth taking time out to look at if in the area.
Written October 1, 2017
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