We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Portencross Castle

Is this your business?
Portencross, West Kilbride KA23 9QA, Scotland
+44 1294 823799
Review Highlights
Portencross Caste

I hadn't been down to Portencross Castle since the kids were little so off I went. The Castle has... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Irvine, United Kingdom
Passing visit

Driving back from Seamill we dropped in. Beautiful old castle, from the outside. Unfortunately we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Read all 117 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Portencross, West Kilbride KA23 9QA, Scotland
+44 1294 823799
Write a Review
Reviews (117)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 115 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Driving back from Seamill we dropped in. Beautiful old castle, from the outside. Unfortunately we were too early to gain entry. It opens at 11:00. We could well be tempted back if we're in the area. This castle is reliant on donations made on site...More

Thank Chriscue
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic piece of history well done to everyone involved in saving and renovating this castle as it is an important part of Scottish history hopefully the same can be done for the castle at ardrossan keep up the good work and id advice every one...More

Thank kuji1872
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Fabulous wee castle off the beaten track... and run by eager volunteers and beautifully preserved. Well worth the trip. From the car park turn left and head down towards the castle. There are some great walks from here too. From the castle exit we headed...More

Thank LVS64
Reviewed 26 May 2017

By chance we came across Portencross Castle and it was open! It has undergone a renovation and several rooms are open. It is a perfect small castle with views across the Firth of Clyde. The best views are from the roof. Admission is free. It...More

Thank Catherine M
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I love castles! Sadly we were there a couple weeks too early to go inside the castle, but it was a beautiful sunny day so it was a nice journey. The castle is gorgeous, the area around it is nice for a picnic, and a...More

Thank twistedtippy
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Fantastic hidden gem! Stumbled across this looking for something to do on a wet and windy day. Credit to the friends of portencross for the refurbishment, and the tour. Will definitely be back.

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

What a surprising little find...!! Beautiful location, stunning views and warm and welcoming castle volunteers! The dedication of the local community to restore their castle is astounding. The renovations are fantastic, allowing visitors to climb to a stunning viewing platform to take in the breathtaking...More

Thank KMG1965
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This was our club 1st run of the year to Portencross. I spotted the sign for the castle (160 yards from the free car park) and decided to explore. I got there just as the castle was being opened....I didn't get the names of the...More

Thank Fruitloaf
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We visited here on the recommendation from tour guide Colin at Dundonald castle. A short drive of 25 minutes between the two locations . The scenery is breathtaking & stunning . Plenty of rock pools to keep the young ones entertained. The castle is well...More

Thank Helen H
Nearby Restaurants
Rare Flour
89 reviews
1.79 miles away
The Orangery
429 reviews
1.92 miles away
Fins Restaurant
181 reviews
3.16 miles away
The Dancing Midge Cafe
149 reviews
3.83 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Cathedral of the Isles
66 reviews
3.97 miles away
Craft Town Scotland
51 reviews
1.96 miles away
Garrison House
44 reviews
3.83 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
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|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from james499 | Reviewed this property |
Iwould say its not suitable for dogs '