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Greenan Castle

| 2.5 Miles South-West of Ayr Railway Station, Ayr, Scotland
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Cannot enter

It is a beautiful castle ruin. You are unable to enter and a bit of a walk away from potential... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jen J
via mobile
Not much to see

Greenan Castle looks great in the background of photos, best accessed from Greenan Beach but up... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Campbell B
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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  • Average15%
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Travellers talk about
“the cliff” (10 reviews)
“nice beach” (3 reviews)
“tower house” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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| 2.5 Miles South-West of Ayr Railway Station, Ayr, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is a beautiful castle ruin. You are unable to enter and a bit of a walk away from potential parking. The beach is accessible and has stunning scenery around.

Thank Jen J
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Greenan Castle looks great in the background of photos, best accessed from Greenan Beach but up close there isn't much to see and sits in a precariuos position. A hangout for local youths.

Thank Campbell B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Easy free parking and walk along the beach to this ruined castle some people think is associated with the King Arthur rather than cornwall, view to Arran and Ayr fantastic and lovely west coast sunsets

Thank afirth
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tower house is nothing more than ruins now. It seems to sit precarious on the edge of the cliff. The castle is right on the beach, where there's also a cars walk away. park about 5 minute.If you're anywhere near Ayr, it's picture perfect...More

Thank macedonboy
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Out for a Sunday from Ayr to Craig Tara with my two dogs and this building never ceases to amaze me on both its strength and beauty. The day was sunny, the winds were strong but it's just beautiful seeing this Castle in the distance...More

2  Thank Andrew H
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Typical ruin of a scottish Castle.Nice for a walk and to explore. The Castle has a carpark near and is excellent for summer walks and picnics and wjnter strolls around the beached and rock area. Take a flask no cafes nearby.

1  Thank Tom R
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Amazing castle, great views over the Ayrshire coastline. It's a shame that the castle is in ruin. There is a nice beach near the castle.

2  Thank malutka93
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

We had looked forward to getting some exercise and walking on the beach to the base of the castle ruin, but the weather just didn't cooperate. We walked a little ways in the rain from the car park to a point where we could just...More

Thank sgphoto
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing Castle. Great views over the Ayr Coastline. Just a shame its not cared for. Whilst staying at Craig Tara decided to have a walk along the coast and found Greenan Castle.

1  Thank Joseph O
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Reviewed 10 June 2017

Lovely little castle of the cliff edge overlooking the greenan shores and surrounding area. Night time brings many people to the castle for other adventures not related to sight seeing!

4  Thank Steven P
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