Thomaston Castle Ruins

Maybole, United Kingdom

Thomaston Castle is a medieval castle located west of Maybole, South Ayrshire. It looks much as it did hundreds of years ago. Little has changed, except for the addition of a house located on the property. The castle is run down and has debris falling in on it.

Thomaston Castle was originally built in the 13th century for a nephew of Robert The Bruce, and first owned by Alan McIlvaine (b. 1500 in Ayrshire) whose family supplied wine to the Earls Kennedy, owners of nearby Culzean Castle. Upon his death, Thomaston passed to Patrick McIlvaine on his marriage to Isobel Kennedy, a daughter of Gilbert Kennedy, 3rd Earl of Cassilis.



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Maybole, United Kingdom
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in United Kingdom

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George Neilson (9 months ago)
Not a lot to see but interesting all the same. The building is not safe so you can only view it from a distance. Castle on private grounds so be respectful.
Jon Seed (5 years ago)
Great scenery & history
Neil C (5 years ago)
Only close by it.
Robert Nisbet (6 years ago)
slippy road
Colin McIlvaine (6 years ago)
Awesome spot!
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