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 Castles of Scotland - Barr Castle






Location
near Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Description
Barr Castle is located near the village of Lochwinnoch. The castle was a four storey tower house, with the main hall was on the first floor, accessed via a turnpike stair. The chambers were in the upper floors. The castle is now in ruins, and the gable ends of the castle have collapsed. There is little remaining of the courtyard.

History
Barr Castle was built by the Glen family in the 15th century, and in the late 16th century passed to the Hamiltons who carried out modifications to the castle. The castle was abandoned in the 18th century.


Other Castles in the Area
  Caprington Castle, Ayrshire
  Castle Levan, Inverclyde
  Craigend Castle, East Dunbartonshire
  Dean Castle, Ayrshire
  Duchal Castle, Inverclyde
  Dumbarton Castle, Dunbartonshire
  Dundonald Castle, Ayrshire
  Eglinton Castle, North Ayrshire
  Johnstone Castle, Renfrewshire
  Kelburn Castle, Ayrshire
  Law Castle, Ayrshire
  Loudoun Castle, Ayrshire
  Mugdock Castle, Glasgow
  Newark Castle, Renfrewshire
  Newmilns Tower, Ayrshire
  Portencross Castle, Ayrshire
  Rowallan Old Castle, Ayrshire
  Skelmorlie Castle, Ayrshire
  Stanely Castle, Renfrewshire







Stanely Castle
Barr Castle

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Stanely Castle
Barr Castle

Photograph by wfmillar. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)


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