A Registered Charity

Click for more information

click for more info
SCA SUPPORTERS
The Scottish Castles Association
Preserving the Past for the Future

Hunterston Castle - small but perfectly-formed


Hunterston Castle stands on what was once marshland near Seamill in Ayrshire.

Accounts mention a moat and rampart but what we see now is a small vaulted four-storey tower of the 15th century. A gun-looped entrance staircase dates from the 17th century. The original entrance was at first floor level, communication with the vaulted basement was by means of a hatch. The infilled arch was an entrance to a 1930’s garage.

Hunterston Castle
Reports state that Hunterston Castle was once moated

The tower was sensitively adapted by Robert Lorimer in 1913 and much of the internal decoration is his.

The castle is a focus for Clan Hunter and the Scottish Castles Association will be visiting this small but perfectly-formed tower in April 2016.


Article by SCA member Brian McGarrigle.


Date posted: 24 Mar 2016Last updated: 24 Mar 2016


 Members' comments

? You are not currently logged in. Log in using the form below.Comment rules

Would you like to add comments to this site?

You must be registered and logged in to post a comment. If you are registered please login below and you, when logged in, will be able to post comments.


Links: [ Register here ] - [ Lost password? ] - [ Lost username? ]

denotes a required field
Username:     Password:
Enter verification code into box provided:
Comments found: (0)

Presently, there are no comments posted for this record!


back to top Back to top