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Portencross Castle

Portencross, West Kilbride KA23 9QA, Scotland
+44 1294 823799
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The website said that it would be open on Monday 18 September but it remained closed. While there... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bob J
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Stunning wee Castle

This small castle situated overlooking the Forth od Clyde is well worth a visit. Helpful guides... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike F
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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Portencross, West Kilbride KA23 9QA, Scotland
+44 1294 823799
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Reviewed yesterday

The website said that it would be open on Monday 18 September but it remained closed. While there I met numerous people who had travelled to the Castle for a day out, and who were extremely disappointed to find it closed. some of them had...More

Thank Bob J
Reviewed 1 week ago

This small castle situated overlooking the Forth od Clyde is well worth a visit. Helpful guides on hand to advise and give you as much or as little information as you want. Views are stunning from the open roof area. It's free to get in...More

Thank Mike F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We'd seen a sign to "Craft Village", wondered what that was all about & detoured into West Kilbride. While wandering about there we dropped into the Barony Centre, which was pretty much empty, but a volunteer there told us about Portencross Castle nearby & gave...More

Thank ActRegular_traveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend recommended this to me and my parents as we were staying in Fairlie. Really great find, wonderful setting and attentive and knowledgeable volunteers. The view from the upper level is well worth it. Go along, enjoy and donate 🤓

Thank Helsbels101
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited it on a cloudy day and the atmosphere was astonishing. The castle is very ancient, small, but really interesting, with a wonderful location over the sea. The guides in there are very kind, and the visit is free.

Thank Giuliano P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this castle twice as I enjoyed it so much. Situated on the Firth of Clyde with a lovely quiet setting. Beautiful views and a lovely little bay near at hand. We were lucky first visit as there was a volunteer who gave us the...More

Thank Anne H
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Came across this place purely by chance, it's free but a donation is hinted at, nice wee castle, in a lovely setting, ample parking, it also has plenty of seating to admire the views, or have a picnic.

Thank author55
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Loved it the first time so had to go back. Steeped in history a place definitely to be visited by all . Strange that it isn't covered by the National Trust but is well looked after by a local charity by dedicated people well worth...More

Thank Ecosse71
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We visited the castle and decided to take a look inside. It was free to get in. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Lots of information and leaflets inside the castle and you can go right on top and take a look at the...More

Thank amanda10014
Reviewed 18 July 2017

I hadn't been down to Portencross Castle since the kids were little so off I went. The Castle has had a small fortune spent on it, mostly raised by a small but enthusiastic group of volunteers and supports, and topped up by some lottery cash....More

Thank KennyCowan
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13 July 2016|
Response from w0rldtraveller1963 | Reviewed this property |
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
10 February 2016|
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Response from james499 | Reviewed this property |
Iwould say its not suitable for dogs '