A visit to Hunterston Castle offers the opportunity to explore the local area. North Ayrshire is something of a hidden gem. It overlooks the Firth of Clyde, Goat Fell and the Isle of Arran.
The nearby village of West Kilbride is famous for being a Craft Town. Barony Craft Exhibition Centre has a fascinating exhibition space and a selection of craftwork to buy. Don’t miss the lovely cafe with delicious home made food and baking – it is a good place to stop after a visit to the castle.
Some useful links to plan your visit
Goldenberry to Arran
18-hole West Kilbride Golf Club. West Kilbride Museum and nearby Portencross Castle. Further up the coast lies Kelburn Castle, near the seaside town of Largs. the scene of the Battle of Largs, which is home to the Largs Viking Festival and the Vikingar exhibition. It is also famous for its ice cream shops! Read more about attractions, hotels and shops in North Ayrshire on Tripadvisor.
If you have time for some island hopping visit the island of Cumbrae, and the town of Millport. This is one of the most accessible of the Inner Hebrides Islands, which has the smallest working Cathedral in the UK, The Cathedral of the Isles, and many easy walks. Or venture a little further and go to the Isle of Arran famous for its food and scenery.
To the south lies romantic Culzean Castle and Country Park, Clydesdale Horses at Blackstone Clydesdales and the elegant Dumfries House Hotel. Walks in Ayrshire are easy and feature a variety of terrain. For further route finding ideas in Ayrshire visit The Coig.
Robert Burns Monument
2015 Arran Clan Hunter
You will find us off the A78 just north of West Kilbride. Look for our driveway marked by stone pillars and "Hunterston Estate"
Hunterston KA23 9QG
Telephone: 07808 315759
*This number is not continuously manned, so please do leave us a message.
OPENING TIMES AND ACCESS
Acccess to Hunterston Castle is strictly by appointment. Note that as a historic monument, wheel chair access is limited. More visitor information is available on our visitors page . Please email us to arrange a visit.