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 Castles of Scotland - Eglinton Castle






Location
Kilwinning, North Ayrshire, Scotland

Description
Eglinton Castle is a ruined mansion just south of the town of Kilwinning and 1.5 miles north of Irvine in North Ayrshire, Scotland. It was the ancient seat of the Earls of Eglinton. The castle was built between 1797 and 1802 in Gothic castellated style with a central round keep and four outer towers. The Eglinton Tournament was held in 1839, a medieval tournament, attracting thousands of visitors. Eglinton Castle was abandoned when the family ran out of money building a harbour at Ardrossan. It was unroofed in 1925 to be used for target practice, and the shell of the house was partly demolished in 1973. All that survives is a single corner tower and some low walls. The ruins are near the Eglinton Park visitor centre.


Other Castles in the Area
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  Barr Castle, Renfrewshire
  Caprington Castle, Ayrshire
  Dean Castle, Ayrshire
  Duchal Castle, Inverclyde
  Dundonald Castle, Ayrshire
  Dunure Castle, Ayrshire
  Greenan Castle, Ayrshire
  Johnstone Castle, Renfrewshire
  Kelburn Castle, Ayrshire
  Law Castle, Ayrshire
  Loudoun Castle, Ayrshire
  Moniack Castle, Highland
  Newmilns Tower, Ayrshire
  Portencross Castle, Ayrshire
  Rothesay Castle, Argyll and Bute
  Rowallan Old Castle, Ayrshire
  Skelmorlie Castle, Ayrshire
  Sorn Castle, Ayrshire
  Stanely Castle, Renfrewshire







Stanely Castle
Eglinton castle ruins, Eglinton Country Park, Kilwinning, North Ayrshire, Scotland. Showing the Montgomery family crest. A view from the Offices/Old stables side

Photograph by Rosser1954. License: Public Domain.  (view image details)

Stanely Castle
Eglinton castle ruins, Eglinton Country Park, Kilwinning, North Ayrshire, Scotland. A view from the old stables/offices side.

Photograph by Rosser1954. License: Public Domain.  (view image details)

Stanely Castle
Eglinton castle ruins, the Montgomery family crest, Eglinton Country Park

Photograph by Rosser1954. License: Public Domain.  (view image details)


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