Portencross Castle, West Kilbride

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#1 of 8 in Historic Sites in North Ayrshire
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  • 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  more »
  • 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 r...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • Excellent wee castle for a visit. Loads of information about the history of the castle and area. Lovely wee spots round south side of castle to sit and relax and watch the sunset. Well worth a visit.
  • The castle has been refitted to combine a medieval castle (1375) and a modern outlook. The view from the top of the castle is spectacular. It is manned by volunteers and only open during the Summer Season but absolutely worth a visit. The steps are treacherous so not ideal for the disabled. Volunteers are friendly and the information available is fascinating. You can also now find the Spanish Armada Cannon here (see my book "The Portencross Armada Conspiracy"). An absolute must visit.
  • Well worth a visit for the spectacular views across the Clyde estuary in any weather or season - a special place
  • Great place to visit with the family, nice walks around the castle and you can enter the keep and learn all about its history.
  • Excellent visit, my little grandson from Wales was well impressed. Staff were brilliant and informative. Thank you.

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