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On top of a hill and overlooking the harbour - also about the only tourist attraction in ardrossan... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
Canberra, Australia
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A castle I nearly missed

Whilst on a visit to the beach with my dog I noticed a castle I had not seen in Ayrshire before... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

On top of a hill and overlooking the harbour - also about the only tourist attraction in ardrossan. Rather neglected though with poor signage and poor maintenance. Good views across to the islands and beaches.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RB5655
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Whilst on a visit to the beach with my dog I noticed a castle I had not seen in Ayrshire before. Sitting high on a hill I researched the area and got directions to give it a visit. The remains and history of the place...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Travel781358
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Great ruins set on a hill with amazing views of Arran and beyond. Surrounding ground has a swingpark and picnic tables. Quite a steep walk up and uneven ground around the ruins, wear sensible footwear.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank rosariofire
Reviewed 25 July 2018

It was most disappointing to visit what used to be a favourite memory. You can no longer get anywhere near the castle !

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank BillyBobG
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Various routes lead to the prominent location on Cannon Hill with plenty of parking and Ardrossan Town station right next to it. The 'Friends' have done a great job and it is safe now although an impressive fence prevents entry! Two special stories link with...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Rossergruffydd
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

The best view of the castle is from the promenade against the skyline. It is a short, steep climb up, and there isn't a huge amount to see as it has been ruined for several hundred years. It is fenced of, and I don't know...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank gingerjudith
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

This castle has an amazing history also very old burial ground. Amazing views of the town and beach. Good playpark for kids.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank cathybuckley36
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Been many times as I used to play here as a child. Close access not possible now for safety reasons but the view is excellent and I hope someone will justify renovating the castle as part of a historical and cultural project. The castle has...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Clydeview2014
Reviewed 12 October 2017

nice for a ten minute stroll, unfortunately fenced off nowadays for safety reasons so no access to the public. good views of ardrossan and saltcoats

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank sideshowbob01
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

As I used to live in Ashgrove road in Ardrossan many years ago, I have had some Marvelous times at the cannon hill. What a place it is. With its deep dark secrets of local Scots hero’s hiding out there, the devils hoof prints left...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank SandM582
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