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Ardrossan Castle - North Ayrshire

Ardrossan Castle, Ardrossan, North Ayrshire, Scotland

The ruins of Ardrossan Castle are on Castle Hill just to the south of the main town centre.

Seemingly there are stories of ghosts and ethereal events among the ruins with some people claiming it's haunted by the ghost of William Wallace. It isn't, but it's good for tourism.

It's also just about the only castle in Scotland that was never slept in by Mary, Queen of Scots.


Ardrossan Castle, Ardrossan, North Ayrshire, Scotland

These photos were taken in warm late-afternoon spring light, hence the colour tints.


Ardrossan Castle, Ardrossan, North Ayrshire, Scotland

Just to the north of the castle is this ruined graveyard and chapel.

There also seems to have been an outer wall as shown by the rise in the ground circling the site.

It's said to be the burial site of Fergus of Ardrossan, the only lord from Ayrshire to sign the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320.



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