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Neglected

On top of a hill and overlooking the harbour - also about the only tourist attraction in ardrossan... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
RB5655
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Canberra, Australia
via mobile
A castle I nearly missed

Whilst on a visit to the beach with my dog I noticed a castle I had not seen in Ayrshire before... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Travel781358
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

On top of a hill and overlooking the harbour - also about the only tourist attraction in ardrossan. Rather neglected though with poor signage and poor maintenance. Good views across to the islands and beaches.

Thank RB5655
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Whilst on a visit to the beach with my dog I noticed a castle I had not seen in Ayrshire before. Sitting high on a hill I researched the area and got directions to give it a visit. The remains and history of the place...More

1  Thank Travel781358
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Great ruins set on a hill with amazing views of Arran and beyond. Surrounding ground has a swingpark and picnic tables. Quite a steep walk up and uneven ground around the ruins, wear sensible footwear.

Thank rosariofire
Reviewed 24 July 2018

It was most disappointing to visit what used to be a favourite memory. You can no longer get anywhere near the castle !

Thank BillyBobG
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Various routes lead to the prominent location on Cannon Hill with plenty of parking and Ardrossan Town station right next to it. The 'Friends' have done a great job and it is safe now although an impressive fence prevents entry! Two special stories link with...More

1  Thank Rossergruffydd
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

The best view of the castle is from the promenade against the skyline. It is a short, steep climb up, and there isn't a huge amount to see as it has been ruined for several hundred years. It is fenced of, and I don't know...More

2  Thank gingerjudith
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This castle has an amazing history also very old burial ground. Amazing views of the town and beach. Good playpark for kids.

Thank cathybuckley36
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Been many times as I used to play here as a child. Close access not possible now for safety reasons but the view is excellent and I hope someone will justify renovating the castle as part of a historical and cultural project. The castle has...More

1  Thank Clydeview2014
Reviewed 11 October 2017

nice for a ten minute stroll, unfortunately fenced off nowadays for safety reasons so no access to the public. good views of ardrossan and saltcoats

Thank sideshowbob01
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

As I used to live in Ashgrove road in Ardrossan many years ago, I have had some Marvelous times at the cannon hill. What a place it is. With its deep dark secrets of local Scots hero’s hiding out there, the devils hoof prints left...More

1  Thank SandM582
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