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Visited on a Saturday expecting to see an old ruin but surprised by the restoration and its use as a wedding venue. It's a small castle but from what we could see looks worthy of another visit. There is a car park nearby and coastal...More
Found this a little by accident, a very lucky accident. A hidden gem, sympathetic restoration, stunning setting, plenty of information freely available and wonderfully friendly, helpful, fun and well informed guides. Really enjoyable and interesting. If you are in the area and don't visit, you...More
We were in the area and saw this was nearby. Enjoying history, we were glad to stop by - it's story is well told and considering it's free to get in, you get an awful lot of information back - via displays and a rolling...More
I enjoyed the short drive off the main road to visit Portencross Castle. It is situated in a very attractive coastal setting, and there are very good views and walking opportunities here. The castle itself is small, but splendid, and well worth a visit.
Lovingly restored, Portencross Castle is an historic gem on the Ayrshire coast. With a friendly welcome from the volunteers who staff it and an interesting and well presented history, it's a pleasure to visit and potter round, not least for the spectacular views from the...More
Beautiful place you can climb to the roof and get a stunning view of the firth of clyde its also been used in a number of films and TV productions and is steeped in history the guide gave us lots of information. The surrounding area...More
I always longed to see inside the ruined castle where I played in my childhood -- 70 years ago!. Friends of the Castle saved it from total ruin, and the re-building has been a success because it is not over-restored. It's still "a ruined castle"...More
History buffs will love this place. The castle, though small, has been well preserved. The volunteers that greeted us were very knowledgable and enthusiastic in its place in Scottish history. One gentleman was happy to chat to me for at least 20 minutes.
We had a few days in the West Kilbride area and came across this fascinating piece of history on the Firth of Clyde shoreline. Plenty of information on the history of the castle including a short video. There were a couple of very helpful and...More
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Hi there, head south west towards Law Brae, turn right onto Law Brae, turn right onto Cubrieshaw St, turn left onto St Brides Road. At roundabout take second exit onto Portencross Road and carry on straight, there is a car... More
Hi there, head south west towards Law Brae, turn right onto Law Brae, turn right onto Cubrieshaw St, turn left onto St Brides Road. At roundabout take second exit onto Portencross Road and carry on straight, there is a car park on the left with picnic tables. Sorry for not getting back to you sooner.