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St John's Tower - Ayr

St John's Tower, Ayr, South Ayrshire, Scotland

St John's Tower in Ayr Citadel is a 15th century addition to the original 1300 Kirk of Ayr.

It was here that the Parliament and nobility of Scotland passed the crown to Robert Bruce.

The tower formed a significant part of the Ayr Citadel which was built by Oliver Cromwell to enable him to control this part of Scotland.


St John's Tower, Ayr, South Ayrshire, Scotland

From further north.

Cromwell was hated in Scotland almost as much as he was in Ireland, with good cause.


St John's Tower, Ayr, South Ayrshire, Scotland

Looking from the south near Wellington Square with the River Ayr, Prestwick, Dundonald Hill and Troon in the distance.



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