Friends Of Portencross Castle


South Banks House, Portencross, West Kilbride, Ayrshire, KA23 9QA

    Welcome to Friends Of Portencross Castle

    14th C castle open from April  for 2 weeks over Easter 2015 and subsequently every Saturday and Sunday until end of September.  For July and August we are open daily.  Times are on our website and are subject to use of the castle for private events such as weddings, re-affirmations, birthdays and photo shoots.  Free parking and free entry.  Access to roof top views and the Great Hall.

    Upcoming events include a Family Ceilidh on Saturday 20th June at South Banks House as a fundraiser with dancing to a local band in the garden as the sun sets behind the Castle.

    On Saturday and Sunday 27th and 29th of June there is an Art Exhibition by local artists actually in the Castle.  A pop up cafe is available on these days.

    On a Saturday in August, Craft in the Garden returns to South Banks House with crafters at work and offering thier work for sale.  A pop up cafe is available on both days. Check the castle website for exact dates.

    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Opening Times 2015
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015


    • Coastal Location

    Road Directions

    5 miles north of Ardrossan on the A78 signed to the left Portencross on the B7048.  Park in the carpark you will come to after 1.5 miles then walk the rest of the way to the castle - only a few hundred yards away.

    Public Transport Directions

    The 585 stops on the A78 and thereafter it is over 2 miles to walk either along the shore or down the road to the Castle.

    Trains stop at West Kilbride station hourly from Central Station to Largs line.

    The castle is two miles down the B7048.

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