Ardrossan Castle

Ardrossan, United Kingdom

Ardrossan Castle is situated on the west coast of Scotland in the town of Ardrossan. The castle, defended by a moat, stands on a ridge above the town. There is a keep dating from the fifteenth century, and a vaulted range containing a kitchen and cellars. In a deep passageway there is a well. Part of the keep remains up to the corbels of the parapet, but it is in ruins. The original castle, owned by Clan Barclay, was partly destroyed during the Wars of Scottish Independence. Rebuilt by Clan Montgomery in the 15th century, Ardrossan later fell into disuse and was partially demolished by the soldiers of Oliver Cromwell in the 17th century who used the stones to help construct the Ayr Citadel.



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

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Allan Ogg (16 months ago)
A wee ruined castle a short walk from the town centre. Nice views out over the coast.
Les Reed (17 months ago)
The gate was open for us to view the castle which was great to see the ruins of history. The entrances to the castle itself has been closed off. Still great 360⁰ views when inside the grounds as per pictures.
Siobhan Kerr (2 years ago)
Love little spot with good history info
Hugh Conway (2 years ago)
Fascinating medieval castle. Sadly access is not possible for safety reasons. Very informative information boards are attached to the fence. Magnificent views of the Firth of Clyde from Galloway to the Inner Hebrides, including Ailsa Craig,Arran and Bute.
mac zac (2 years ago)
This place was much nicer when I visited it years ago. Now its all fenced with no access to the castle. Still a nice view from the hill though.
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