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Carradale, Argyll And Bute, Scotland

Airds Castle is the ruined remains of a medieval castle located on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Kilbrannan Sound towards Arran. The castle is about 300m south of Carradale Harbour and 100m inland.

All that remains of the castle is parts of a stone curtain wall that appears originally to have enclosed ta rocky outcrop. The walls are believed to have surrounded an irregular five sided area about 67m from north to south, by about 24m from east to west.

The curtain wall was about 1.5m thick, and what is left reaches up to over 3m at their highest on the eastern side.

Airds Castle was held by the Lords of the Isles until the late 15th century when it was forfeited to the crown.

Other Castles in the Area
  Brodick Castle, Ayrshire
  Kildonan Castle, Ayrshire
  Lochranza Castle, Ayrshire
  Saddell Castle, Argyll and Bute
  Skipness Castle, Argyll and Bute
  Torrisdale Castle, Argyll and Bute

Torrisdale Castle
Airds Castle, Carradale. Remains of part of the Castle wall.

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