Ardrossan Castle

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lizzy21
Ardrossan, UK105 contributions
Beautiful views & great for dog walkers and families.
Apr 2021 • Family
It’s great for families and dog walkers and the views are simply stunning! There’s seats and picnic benches too which are great to use in the hotter weather. And on occasion the castle gates are open and you can explore the castle more closely. At the weekends it can be used by a lot of drunk teenagers hence why I’ve not gave it full marks. There’s also a nice swing park which is well kept.
Written 10 May 2021
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Castle on the hill
Aug 2020 • Friends
It was our first time up at ardrossan castle, it's all fenced off now but plenty of info boards around and plenty of benches. Great place to get some peace and quiet or have a picnic!
Theres a swing park too and plenty of space for kids to run around.
There is amazing 360 degree view of ardrossan but next time well take some fish and chips with us!
Written 15 August 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK146,617 contributions
Closed off, but lots of information
Jul 2020
An interesting castle with history associated with William Wallace, the Wars of Scottish Independence and Sir Fergus Barclay, the latter known as the De'il of Ardrossan for the legend of selling his soul in exchange for his skill as a horseman. There’s not much to see as the castle is now fenced off and mostly ruins, but it was an interesting point on the Ardrossan Heritage Trail and only a short climb up castle hill. There's lots of information boards about the history of the castle that added to the enjoyment of the stop, and so 'm giving an extra star. The views from the top of the hill are pretty good too.
Written 29 July 2020
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E Mcnaught
Ayrshire, UK316 contributions
Lovely grounds
Jan 2020 • Family
Lovely place to go a walk around with dogs or just for families as there’s also a swing park it’s got stunning views over Saltcoats beach and over arran and is absolutely beautiful on bonfire night to watch all the fireworks! The castle is rarely open but on an odd occasion it is and you can wonder around the castles remains.
Written 11 January 2020
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Faymar_12
Fort William, UK236 contributions
Really Interesting Visit.
Jun 2019 • Couples
We had a look around,reading all the information about the castle,when a chap named Colin,arrived and took us on a guided tour of the castle,which is usually fenced off and locked.
He told us so much history about the place,and made it so real, especially when he was explaining about Wallace’s Larder. Scary,! What an amazing visit.
Written 15 November 2019
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Emma
Cheshire, UK447 contributions
Panoramic view
Oct 2019 • Friends
There is a steep uphill walk to the castle. The top shows panoramic views of a
Ardrossan. No payment needed.
Written 28 October 2019
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Annmarie C
12 contributions
Easter
Apr 2019
Great place for the kids. There is the old castle ruins which belonged to William wallis's uncle argyle. There is also a play area.
Written 11 August 2019
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crochet gma
7 contributions
very revealing
May 2019 • Solo
this was a trip down memory lane for me as I played here as a child I didn't know much about the castle so meeting the team working there on a dig was the icing on the cake for me well worth a visit the scenery is beautiful it is sadly now a ruin but the archaeologists are finding new stuff all the time see William Wallace's larder
Written 28 May 2019
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RB5655
Canberra, Australia234 contributions
Neglected
Aug 2018 • Couples
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.
Written 30 August 2018
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Sal
Chesterfield, UK2 contributions
A castle I nearly missed
Aug 2018 • Solo
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 are very interesting. The only drawback being the amount of smashed glass probably from youngsters making their own fun.
Written 29 August 2018
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