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Fairlie Castle - Ayrshire

Fairlie Castle
Fairlie Castle

Ruined, but well preserved, Fairlie Tower is a plain 15th century keep of four storeys with a later corbelled-out parapet and bartizans. The walls are pierced by gunloops. The basement is vaulted, and a small stair leads up to the hall and kitchen on the first floor. The castle was built by the Fairlies, but sold to the Boyles in 1650.

Note: Plan to restore Fairlie Castle, by an SCA member, are ongoing.

Wording taken from The Castles of Scotland Third Edition by Martin Coventry



Added: 18 Apr 2010 Updated: 21 May 2019
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