Castles monuments in Ayrshire & Arran
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Castles & Ancient Monuments in Ayrshire & Arran

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Ayrshire & Arran Ancient Monuments, Castles, Roman Forts, Battlefield Sites, etc

tabLAW CASTLECastles & Historic Monuments
West Kilbride, Ayrshire

In the fifteenth century Law Castle was constructed as a wedding gift for Princess Mary, the eldest daughter of James II of Scotland upon her marriage to Thomas Boyd the Earl of Arran. Having fallen into a state of disrepair, the Grade A listed building has been restored to an immaculate standard. The kitchen has modern appliances side by side with medieval ovens and a chimney rising to the parapet.
Tel: +44 (0)7977 281866
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Baltersan Castle


Several estates within reach of Baltersan offer walked-up and driven pheasant and partridge, duck and goose flighting and pigeon shooting. Red deer and roe stalking is also available.

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Castles and Historic Buildings

East Ayrshire Council, Council Headquarters, London Road, Kilmarnock, KA3 7BU
Tel: 0845 7240000     Minicom: 01563 576167

Castles and Historic Buildings located within East Ayrshire include: Barr Loch Doon -
Caprington - Loudoun - Carnell Mauchline - Cessnock - Newmilns Tower - Craufurdland - Rowallan - Dean  -Sorn - Kilmaurs Place  - Terringzean - Kingencleugh

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Culzean Castle & Country Park

Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 8LE
Tel: 01655 884455    Fax: 01655 884503
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The Castle, gardens, visitor centre, shops and restaurants are open every day until 31st October.

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Dean Castle Country Park

Dean Road, Kilmarnock, KA3 1XB
Tel: 01563 522702     Web:

200 acre country park and castle is the Ancestral home of the Boyd's.

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Kelburn Castle

Fairlie, Ayrshire, KA29 0BE
Tel: 01475 568204    Fax: 01475 568328
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Home of the Earls of Glasgow.

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Lochranza Castle

Lochranza, Brodick, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HL
Tel: 0131 668 8800

A tower house, in all probability a 16th-century reconstruction of an earlier building.

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Maybole Castle

Maybole, Isle of Arran
Tel: 01292 264344     E-mail:

The oldest inhabited house in Maybole having been built about the middle of the sixteenth century (believed to be around 1560).

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Souter Johnnie's Cottage

Main Road, Kirkoswald, South Ayrshire, KA19 8HY
Tel: 01655 760603     E-mail:

Burns memorabilia and workshop displaying the tools of a village souter.

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Auchagallon Stone Circle

Near Macrie, Arran, off the A841

Historic Scotland. Bronze Age burial cairn surrounded by circle of 15 standing stones.

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Carn Ban

3.5m north east of Lagg on the west side of Arran off the A841

In remote countryside 3.5 miles (5.8km) northeast of Lagg, Arran, on A841; reached by foot. Historic Scotland. One of the most famous Neolithic long cairns in the southwest.

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Dundonald Castle

Winehouse, Yett, Dundonald, Ayrshire, KA2 9HD
Tel: 01563 851489

Large stone castle overlooks the village. Built by Robert II in the 1370's. Two halls with great vaults beneath. Remains of earlier castle visible. Dundonald Castle is owned by Historic Scotland.

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Dunfallandy Stone

1 mile (1.6km) south of Pitlochry, Tayside, on the A9

Historic Scotland. Pictish sculptured stone.

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Kilmichael Glassary Cup and Ring Marks

Near the schoolhouse at Kilmichael, on A816

Historic Scotland. Bronze Age cup and ring carvings on a natural rock outcrop.

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Machrie Moor Stone Circle

Off the A841 near Macrie, Arran. 1 ½ mile walk

Historic Scotland. Remains of 5 Bronze Age stone circles considered one of most important sites of its kind in all of Britain.

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Moss Farm Road Stone Circles

3 miles (5km) north of Blackwaterfoot, Arran on A841

Historic Scotland. Remains of Bronze Age cairn surrounded by stone circle.

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Nether Largie Cairns

Near Kilmartin on the A816

Historic Scotland. Two Bronze Age cairns and one Neolithic cairn (3000BC).

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Ri Cruin Cairn

1 mile (1.6km) south of Kilmartin on the A816

Historic Scotland. Bronze Age burial cairn with covering removed to view 3 large burial chambers (cists).

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Skipness Castle

On B8001, Skipness, on east coast of Kintyre, Strathclyde
Tel: 0131 668 8600

Early 13th century castle with a chapel.

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Temple Wood Stone Circles

South of Kilmartin on A816

Historic Scotland. Circle of upright stones and remains of earlier circle. Date approximately 3000BC.

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Torr a'Chaisteal Fort

4 miles (6km) south of Blackwaterfoot, Arran on A841

Historic Scotland. Circular Iron Age fort on a ridge

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Torrylin Cairn

Southeast of Lagg, Arran on southern tip of island on A841

Historic Scotland. Neolithic chambered

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Rowallan Castle

Kilmaurs, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire KA3 2LP
Tel: +44(0) 1563 530 550   Fax: +44(0) 1563 570 048
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The Rowallan Castle is a hidden gem. The castle is an extraordinary Renaissance house.

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