Scottish Castles Association

Preserving the Past for the Future

Baltersan Castle restoration plans announced

Following a tireless campaign by its owner James Brown, Baltersan Castle in Ayrshire looks set to be restored.

Exciting plans by a new charity have been revealed to save the 16th century tower, reconstructing it to its former glory with a view to establishing an international music school plus high-quality tourist accommodation.

Baltersan Castle Close
Baltersan Castle, near Maybole in Ayrshire

James Brown
James Brown

Open invitation to all

A public meeting to launch the innovative scheme is to take place on Tuesday 5 February in the Carrick Centre , Culzean Road, Maybole at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

There are also plans for two documentaries to be filmed during the redevelopment ?" which is expected to take five years ?" giving a valuable insight into the challenges and triumphs of restoring historical buildings.

Baltersan Castle, which was abandoned around 1745 and has been a roofless ruin ever since, is located near the town of Maybole in Ayrshire. To appreciate its magnificent setting, you can take a drone's eye view of Baltersan Castle below.

Members of the Scottish Castles Association who met James on many castle tours and were privileged to explore Baltersan with him in person will vouch for his passion for ?" and determination to restore ?" his beloved Baltersan and we are delighted to see his dream of bringing Baltersan back to life come true.

We will keep you informed about the project's progress but you can also keep track of Baltersan's plans here. James wrote an in-depth article about Baltersan's history and architectural features for the Scottish Castles Association ?" click here to read it.

Baltersan Castle From Different Angles
Baltersan Castle was built in 1585
A drone's-eye view of Baltersan
A drone's-eye view of Baltersan


Added: 31 Jan 2019 Updated: 16 Oct 2023
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