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Portencross Castle

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Portencross, West Kilbride KA23 9QA, Scotland
+44 1294 823799
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Beautiful setting and a warm welcome.

Lovingly restored, Portencross Castle is an historic gem on the Ayrshire coast. With a friendly... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Alison M
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Lochwinnoch, United Kingdom
Portencross castle West Kilbride

Beautiful place you can climb to the roof and get a stunning view of the firth of clyde its also... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
rhonawk
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West Kilbride, United Kingdom
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  • Average2%
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“firth of clyde” (12 reviews)
“car park” (10 reviews)
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Portencross, West Kilbride KA23 9QA, Scotland
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+44 1294 823799
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"firth of clyde"
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"well worth a visit"
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"car park"
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"stunning views"
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"local community"
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"scottish history"
in 5 reviews
"volunteer guides"
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"free parking"
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"short drive"
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"pleasant surprise"
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"great place to visit"
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"little gem"
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"mobility issues"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful sunny day"
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"lovely wee place"
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"viewing platform"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

1  Thank Alison M
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank rhonawk
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

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

Thank solo70
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

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. The area...More

Thank David A
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Steve G
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Husband and I came here on a glorious Spring evening. Castle shut for the day but we were entertained by seals and porpoises swimming just offshore. Gannets and Common Tern flying above with Rock Pipets on the shoreline. Carpark excellent start for walks to the...More

Thank TartanPimpernel2014
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

just wondered into the place while passing, its small dosent take much time to go around. in the summer would be good to take the kids with a picnic on the shoreline

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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit. Amazing views, be It of Arran, Small Cumbrae or the surrounding hills. The castle and small harbour are stunning looking. Great place in the summer when it's a nice day. Highly recommend

Thank Andrew m
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

I come up here regularly to take photos. Very cold today but well worth it. Castle closed but hey it’s winter. I took several photos and highly recommend a visit. This is my photo taken at the Harbour adjacent to the castle.

Thank dmax66
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

All ways round about this area as the views are stunning. The castle is open all school holidays and weekends. you can see right down to the heads of Ayr over to Kintyre and ben lomand. There is two wee harbours and a pier witch...More

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Vrflovell
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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
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Iwould say its not suitable for dogs '
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