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Castle Of St John, Stranraer

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  • Turned up and checked opening times and either I could not find the door, presume it was the green one with padlock or it wasn't. Come on Stranraer, you have such a few places in town make the most of...  more »
  • The Castle of St John is a medieval tower house, built around 1500 by the Adairs of Kilhilt, one of the most powerful families in Wigtownshire (Galloway and Dumfries). Over the centuries it has been a...  more »
  • I visited the castle on a wet spring day and was pleasantly surprised by the warm welcome from the staff and I found the castle and the information supplied fascinating. I spent about 1 1/2 hours goin...  more »
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  • Fantastic place - nice to experience and get to know some culture. Built in the early 13th century it was renovated a short time ago and is in great condition.
  • Fantastic! Great if you like museums. Paid a visit with my little boy who is 10. Stairs are steep near the top they get narrower, so not sure about younger kids, but well worth a visit to see how the castle was used throughout previous centuries, great to see they have re-opened this and kept it as it was, all those years ago. Sorry to have missed the event last weekend where they were displaying foods that they used to eat in the castle, think that would have been very interesting, but as not from the area any longer we were only down visiting relatives and missed it.
  • Good to see, lots of local historical info

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