Portencross Castle

Portencross Castle, West Kilbride: Hours, Address, Portencross Castle Reviews: 4.5/5

Portencross Castle
4.5
11:00 - 16:00
Monday
11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 16:00
Thursday
11:00 - 16:00
Friday
11:00 - 16:00
Saturday
11:00 - 16:00
Sunday
11:00 - 16:00
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Michael P R
132 contributions
Photogenic and a good way to while away the time
Aug 2021 • Family
What a great little castle.

The volunteers were extremely welcoming and informative.

Well maintained and lots to explore both in and around the castle to spend a few hours without the little ones getting bored.

Worth mentioning that the entry fee was voluntary so would recommend contributing to keep places like this open to the public.
Written 10 August 2021
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Macorrite
Glasgow, UK111 contributions
Stunning views
Jun 2021 • Couples
Worth a visit if you are in the area.
Its a beautiful setting and it was a scorching day when we went. The two guides were really excellent and gave us an introduction and then let us look around. The top of the castle offers stunning views over to Arran and the surrounding area.
Free entrance but you can make a donation. They also host weddings.
Written 24 July 2021
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Ann K
United Kingdom5 contributions
Just go!
Jul 2021 • Family
Lucky to visit on a beautiful day. Castle was beautiful and set in idyllic surroundings. The castle guide was very friendly and knowledgeable
Written 11 July 2021
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Leigh N
Bonnyrigg, UK2 contributions
history
Sep 2020
very historic our guide was very up on area and scottish heritage hope this is beneficial to anyone who visits scotland we recommend the west coast from ayr to the north of scotlandl
Written 2 October 2020
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jenniferl0uise
Manchester, UK18 contributions
Fantastic Cause
Aug 2020 • Couples
The castle is operated by a charitable local group - the volunteers were incredibly welcoming, informative and helpful. Portencross is a small castle, but in excellent condition thanks to the restoration and if accompanied by a walk of the surrounding area is a lovely half-day activity. Entry is free but we thought it was such a great cause that we donated £10. One thing to note is there are no toilets, but it didn’t impact our enjoyment.
Written 31 August 2020
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padstar
London, UK374 contributions
Stunning scenery
Aug 2020
I would fully recommend a stop off at Portencross. There are many walk to the beach on one side and Hunterston on the other. There is a free car park right on the peninsula. Rain sleet, snow or sunshine this spot is breathtakingly beautiful. The castle is open (check dates etc) and the history goes back to the kings of Scotland being laid there until they cross the sea to Iona. Would recommend picnic as no facility for toilets or eateries. Unspoilt beauty
Written 22 August 2020
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Alisdair Gray
Lanark, UK184 contributions
Fantastic.
Jul 2020 • Family
Visited with my 2 kids today, and have to say it was absolutely brilliant.
The volunteers do a great job, with plenty of sanitiser available and masks if you don't have one.
They both took time to have a chat with me and talk about the castle, the wildlife and the local area.
The castle itself is a fantastic find. Really interesting and lots of nice information and displays. The view from the top is fantastic as well, with metal boards showing what all the sites are.

Would recommend. It was a highlight of my holiday.
Written 28 July 2020
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ELDERTON
GLASGOW23 contributions
Iconic
Oct 2019
Kings of Scotland when dead were taken from here for burial at Holy Isle off Broderick ',,,,,,,,,,,a fantastic spot to spend the day
Written 24 February 2020
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Jovana P
6 contributions
County walk
Dec 2019 • Family
Lovely little place for relaxing walk on the beach and visiting some historic spots. Castle is small but good enough to take kids attention. Parking available free of charge too. Will come again on a nice sunny day
Written 9 February 2020
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E Mcnaught
Ayrshire, UK316 contributions
Lovely views and great for walks
Nov 2019 • Family
Beautiful for a lovely walk along the water and by the castle it’s peaceful and beautiful and great for dog walking my dogs love it I visit regularly with the family.
Written 11 January 2020
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  • Sun - Sat 11:00 - 16:00