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Castle Of St John, Stranraer
Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
The Castle of St. John is an early 16th-century L-plan tower house in the centre of Stranraer, in Dumfries and Galloway, southwest Scotland. It was built by the Adairs of Kilhilt c.1510. It has been used as a home, a court, a prison, and as a military garrison during the \"Killing Times\" of Covenanter persecution in the 1680s. The castle was refurbished in the late 1980s and is now a museum.Plan your visit to Castle Of St John and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Stranraer tourist route planner.
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Средневековый замок возвышается над маленькими домами в центре города Странрар. Это высокое прямоугольное здание из грубо отесанного камня с небольшими окошками. Когда-то это был дом и крепость богато... read more »Medieval castle towers over the small houses in the Centre of Stranraer. It is a high rectangular building of roughly cut stone with small Windows. It was once the home and fortress of a rich landowner. In the 19th century there was the prison. Now it is a museum where you can see how the history of the Castle and the town of Stranraer and the surrounding towns (Portpatrick, etc.).show original
If nothing else, it's worth a climb up the tower for the views around the surrounding area. Although some care needed if you struggle up stairs.
This is a lovely unassuming little castle/tower, which is a free must-see for anyone visiting Stranraer. Although it was our second time here, last visit being a year ago, it would appear that the sma... read more »
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