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Not on the beaten path

A stunning castle rich in Scottish history. The setting is beautiful. You can feel history and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gran7
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Crossett
A walk to Portencross then a stroll round the castle

Love a walk down to Portencross and a wander into the castle. Views from the top of the castle are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
EdwardH1586
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West Kilbride, United Kingdom
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All reviews firth of clyde car park well worth a visit beautiful setting free entry steeped in history short drive their efforts the cottages an awful lot hidden gem a wonderful job interesting visit knowledgeable volunteers mid week gave us lots of information north ayrshire
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A stunning castle rich in Scottish history. The setting is beautiful. You can feel history and Scottish culture here. Our guide was great to take us to this castle. Uninhabited but rich ! Great stop

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Gran7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love a walk down to Portencross and a wander into the castle. Views from the top of the castle are stunning. So much material to see and read. Well worth a big donation. Then a walk past the cottages and onto the pier. Great day...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank EdwardH1586
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting visit , loved all the information given to us by the quide , being able to go to the top of the castle was great and the view was brilliant

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Marie F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came on a really windy and rainy perfect Scottish day. It’s a really lovely little castle, lots of helpful visuals, volunteers, great time for kids. Beautiful scenery, great for a picnic. We walked from the castle on the coastal footpath to Hunterston power station...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Pannipannini
Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

Took a pal to see this. Pity there was too much cloud to see across the Clyde but will definitely return.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Escape577239
Reviewed August 10, 2019

Next to the castle is the car park and in the opposite direction to the castle is a gentle walk through grass, through a tricky gate, and step and on to a big beach. Great for walking the dog as it is not near a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank catherinemL8442JB
Reviewed August 7, 2019

Been there many times. Took friends and family who were visitng us in North Ayrshire. Everyone loves it! The views are breathtaking. It's free to enter.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Laura B
Reviewed July 18, 2019 via mobile

Lovely place to come to on a nice day Nice walks and lovely surroundings Can be busy Kids will love it

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank janicesW7645UY
Reviewed June 28, 2019 via mobile

Not much to see and access inside is via very difficult stairs. But it is atmospheric and worth visiting for the beautiful setting.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 820dianai
Reviewed June 15, 2019

One of the smallest castles you are likely to visit, but very interesting if you accept the offer of one of the guides to tell you the history. Great views from the roof and a lovely walk along the shore. Note: not suitable for disabled...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from w0rldtraveller1963 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, head south west towards Law Brae, turn right onto Law Brae, turn right onto Cubrieshaw St, turn left onto St Brides Road. At roundabout take second exit onto Portencross Road and carry on straight, there is a car... More
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Response from james499 | Reviewed this property |
Iwould say its not suitable for dogs '
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