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Every stone tells a story

Another little gem that provides a little peek into the history of Stranraer, and a fine view of... read more

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Colin582
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My wife and I went in here to kill some time on way to oyster festival and glad we did because we... read more

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manonspot
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All reviews worth the climb centre of town free attraction loch ryan worth a visit wonderful panoramic view mobility issues stone staircase several floors coming down steep stairs interesting place fascinating history free of charge sunny day roof prison
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Reviewed yesterday

Another little gem that provides a little peek into the history of Stranraer, and a fine view of the town. All for free.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Colin582
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I went in here to kill some time on way to oyster festival and glad we did because we found it fascinating.There are informative boards in every room and picture and dummies in dress of the times,Amaning how these people lived in...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank manonspot
Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent for a quick visit. Volunteers were exceptionally friendly and very informative. It's free and well worth climbing the stairs for the fantastic panoramic view from the top.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Beehiverocks
Reviewed August 15, 2019

Really enjoyed this castle, outside there are information boards explaining about how Stranraer has evolved, inside the actual castle explains how the building has evolved over time. The information on the prison & prisoners is a draw for the children, as is the views from...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank TheNorfolkPirlo
Reviewed August 11, 2019

We were visiting Stranraer to collect another Oor Wullie statue and it was in front of the castle, so we decided to have a wee look. We started at the cellar and climbed up the very wonky stone staircase, lots of rooms off the staircase....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank shug65
Reviewed July 21, 2019

We have walked past this so many times over the years but on a wet T Friday took the plunge to visit this free attraction - and found a hidden gem full of fascinating history which on a sunny day will have fantastic views up...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Lynne M
Reviewed July 14, 2019

Small enough that if you're pushed for time you don't have to do rush/miss bits but well worked out with each room having boards about said room and a "touchy-feely" for kids to not let them get bored. As it's sitting in the centre of...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank forever-ill
Reviewed June 25, 2019

not a large museum but views from the top were very good looking all round Stranraer steps not very wide but we managed it worth a visit.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank SusanhDl13
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Took my friend's kids here and they thought it was great so many interesting things for them to see and interact with definitely worth a visit

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Robert M
Reviewed November 9, 2018

One of many displays around the UK of poppies to commemorate the Armistice at the end of World War 1

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David C
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rumpuscat
November 5, 2017|
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Response from RyTO | Reviewed this property |
Hi there - honestly, I don't remember. I'm so sorry I can't be more helpful. Perhaps email them to ask? Both my parents are in their late 60's, so I believe there must have been some sort of hand hold since I don't... More
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JonathanM3160
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Yoiu can find this on Historic Scotland web site. Hope this helps.
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