Cairns Castle is a ruined keep, dating from the 15th century. The Crichtons inherited the castle through marriage of the heiress of the castle who was the granddaughter of William de Carnys the original owner.

The castle has an adjoining wing. It has a vaulted basement, a kitchen on the ground floor, and a hall above. All floors were reached by a turnpike stair in the corner between the main block and the wing. There were at least three storeys. The kitchen fireplace was converted into an entrance. The entrance tower to the east no longer exists.

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Founded: 15th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in United Kingdom

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Waqar F (W) (2 months ago)
Absolutely lovely views! Farm estate was closed during the visit but small parking area is available at the colzium sign where map of the area is placed for the view of what's available in the area. Be mindful of the weather as the walking tracks were muddy so having walking boots or Wallington boots will make a difference.
Stuart Anderson (3 months ago)
Beautiful place for a walk, just watch out for the grumpy old women in cars that appear to stay round there
Marcin Linka (6 months ago)
Peace calm good for escape from the town
Nicholas Clark (6 months ago)
Lovely reservoir and great spot for a picnic. No facilities but has a car park. Very quiet and peaceful.
matthew powell (7 months ago)
So I thought I might go out and try and find the cairns castle but unfortunately when you get to where it Is it on a private farm and not sure if your able to access it when you see it's just a ruin unfortunately
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