Greenan Castle

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Greenan Castle was originally a 12th century earthwork and timber fortress. Built on the edge of a sheer coastal cliff. Of three storeys and a garret, the tower was crowned with crow-stepped gables, three corbelled angle turrets and on the north-west angle, a caphouse and stair-head. The original entrance was at first-floor level but a second entrance has been cut through the chamfered base-plinth, into the vaulted basement. To the fore, a mortared rubble wall, does not appear to be contemporary and could be remains of an earlier hall-house and a barmkin wall.

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Greenan Castle is located west of Doonfoot, off Castle Walk. 2 miles west of Ayr, on the A719.


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