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Kildonan Castle
NS 036-209 Ayrshire Scotland

Kildonan Castle Kildonan Castle is a 14th century stone rectangular tower house, founded by the MacDonalds. Built on a rocky promontory, the three storey tower is defended by steep slopes down to the beach and a northern ravine. In 1406, King Robert III granted Kildonan to John Stewart of Ardgowan and in 1544 it passed to the Hamiltons. The basement and first floor hall once had barrel-vaulted roofs and the crudely mortared walls of this crumbling ruin stand to third floor level. There is now no trace of the turnpike stair or an entrance but the basement with its two gun-loops is still vaulted. 12 miles north is Brodick Castle.


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Kildonan Castle is located on the Isle of Arran, east of Kildonan off the A841. 11 miles south of Brodick, on the A841.

The site is visible from the beach.

Car parking is by the side of the road.


Kildonan Castle pictures and large castle map
Kildonan Castle Picture 1Kildonan Castle Picture 2Kildonan Castle Picture 3Castle Map of the Area

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