Hunterston Castle, West Kilbride, North Ayrshire is the historic home of the lairds of Clan Hunter. The keep dates from the late 15th, or early 16th centuries, while the attached manor house is of the 17th century. The estate was granted to the Hunters by David I of Scotland in the 12th century, and the heads of the clan have lived on the estate for the following 900 years.



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

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Rhea Bassett (5 months ago)
Beautiful Ancestral home so rich in history
Lisa Campos (6 months ago)
Beautiful and its one of the private homes used in the filming of Good Omens series, soon to be out in the next year....
Donald Stevenson (9 months ago)
Unfortunately, not open to visit. Visits must be pre arranged. A fantastic castle, with a long history.
Stevie Sutkus (12 months ago)
Nice for a wee visit , quiet wee place .
Gill Wilson (2 years ago)
Hunterston Castle is a wonderful and little known place. Tucked away in Ayrshire, just south of Glasgow in the most lush countryside, is a piece of Scottish castle history you won't want to miss whether you are a visitor to Scotland or a native. As a native from Glasgow, I had never visited it until last year. I am amazed at the current Clan Chief's forward thinking attitude and the friendly team that are involved. I think it will be closed now, but they have a great website where you can order some really nice tartan gifts. Highly recommend weaving this into any West of Scotland trip.
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