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Guided tours are available from March to the end of September. It is not permitted to heat the Castle due to it’s antiquity. Special arrangements may be possible for Clan members visiting from abroad during winter months.

All tours must be supervised and an appointment must be made by booking online. There is parking for 7 cars: please note that a visit and a parking space must be booked ahead of time.

All our excellent tour guides are authentically dressed in medieval costume. They are very knowledgeable and passionate about our history.

Visitor Film and Photography Information

Hunterston Castle and its grounds may be used as a backdrop for film and photography, including Wedding Photography. To discuss your shoot or find out more get in touch.

Do check our Accessibility before you book: there are few areas within the Castle where access is possible for visitors using a wheelchair or with limited mobility.

Hunterston Castle Interior Deer Head

Hunterston Castle Guided Tour

By Sea

Cruise ships dock at Greenock Ocean Terminal. Car hire can be arranged in advance at the terminal. Hunterston is about a 30 minute drive from Greenock.

By Car

Hunterston is on the A78 between Ardrossan to the south and Largs and Fairlie to the north. For your sat navigation use postcode KA23 9QG. It is approximately a 40 minute drive from Glasgow depending on traffic and a 40 minute drive from Ayr to the south.

By Train

Our nearest railway station is West Kilbride. There is a regular train service from Glasgow. Hunterston Castle is a 3 mile walk from the station. There are no buses to Hunterston, it is advisable to book Eddie’s Taxi in advance; contact details are +441294822812.

You can compare and book your train tickets through either of these links to get the best deal:

By Taxi

By Taxi from West Kilbride train station
Eddie’s Taxis  Tel: +441294822812  (4, 6 and 8 Seaters available)

Visitor Information - Hunterston Castle Guided Tour

Hunterston Castle Guided Tour

Where to Find Us

Hunterston Castle, West Kilbride, North Ayrshire KA23 9QG.

What Three Words for Car park:

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Longitude and Latitude: 55 43 22.8    4 52 43.7

If you are visiting us for the first time, you will find this downloadable page of directions invaluable.  Thanks to Martin Beer for preparing these for our Gathering guests.

Check out our What’s Nearby page to spend a little longer in the area. There are lots of hotels and Guest Houses and Airbnb places to stay in Largs or Seamill.

Or arrange a tour of some nearby museums


Visitor information -Map image of the area surrounding Hunterston Castle

Getting Here

Hunterston Castle is located approximately 30 miles south west of Glasgow, on the west coast of Scotland.  Search for Directions

By Air

Glasgow International and Prestwick airports. Car hire can be arranged in advance from both airports. They are both approximately a 40 minute drive from each airport, depending on traffic.

Hunterston Castle Great Hall

Hunterston Castle Great Hall

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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: 07980 209060
*This number is not continuously manned, so please do leave us a message. 


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.