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Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland

The remains of Johnstone Castle stands within a housing estates south of Beith Road in Johnstone. This castle dated originally from around 1600. Most of the castle was demolished around 1960 - the tower is all that remains..

The original building dates back to 16th century. In 1771 and 1812 George Houston, the fourth laird of Johnstone Castle, extended the castle. The last laird to stay in Johnstone Castle was George Ludovic Houstoun in the early 20th century. During the second World War the castle was taken over by the War Office and used as a prisoner-of-war camp. After the war, the castle and land was bought by Johnstone Town Council. They acquired the land for building of houses to help with the Glasgow overspill. The castle by this time was in ruins and most of it was demolished.

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Chopin was a temporary resident

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  Buchanan Castle, Stirling
  Caprington Castle, Ayrshire
  Castle Levan, Inverclyde
  Craigend Castle, East Dunbartonshire
  Culcreuch Castle, Stirling
  Dean Castle, Ayrshire
  Duchal Castle, Inverclyde
  Dumbarton Castle, Dunbartonshire
  Eglinton Castle, North Ayrshire
  Gilbertfield Castle, Lanarkshire
  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
Johnstone Castle

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