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Ardrossan Castle

Hill St, Ardrossan KA22 8HQ, Scotland
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Nice connection with local history

Been many times as I used to play here as a child. Close access not possible now for safety reasons... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
Clydeview2014
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
nice short visit

nice for a ten minute stroll, unfortunately fenced off nowadays for safety reasons so no access to... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
sideshowbob01
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North Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good31%
  • Average51%
  • Poor6%
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“local history” (2 reviews)
“cannon” (4 reviews)
“stories” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Hill St, Ardrossan KA22 8HQ, Scotland
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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

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

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

Thank Sand M
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Nothing much to look at. Mostly dog walker's & Junkies. Good view from top of the hill. Play park at the top.

Thank wulliecatherine
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We passed by here many a time when in the area, we know it's old but why would you recommend this place to anyone completely baffles me.the surroundings are nice and relaxing,though. with lovely views.

Thank author55
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I grew up in ardrossan and played on cannon hill and round the castle ruin when I went back I could see the council had done some work here they have fenced the castle off probably to protect it as its a ruin plus you've...More

2  Thank heather n
Reviewed 21 February 2017

A work in progress however I enjoyed the walk up and the views of Arran from the summit. The old chapel is quite interesting and more can be seen and learned at the North Ayrshire Heritage Centre. I came by train and the castle is...More

Thank Rossergruffydd
Reviewed 28 January 2017

when i was a child we could get right up and touch the castle walls, and although a cellar was found and bordered, i dont understand why the castle now is behind a big fence.. so sad...

Thank tripper199
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Located very close to the city centre, uphill in a nice and green park. The ruin is surrounded by barriers 'cause the site is unsafe. Nothing special to be honest, small ruin, close to the public. You can see it and take some pictures from...More

Thank Giuseppe C
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

As I am a native of Ardrossan and recall many many memories of playing around Ardrossan castle as a kid. I remember the stories that came from parents and friends alike of the happenings in the castle during the wars for independence. I took my...More

3  Thank Sand M
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