Greenan Castle
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Joyce J
Liverpool, UK718 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Beautiful stretch of beach it was deserted when we arrived on a Tuesday morning in September which made it more special
A stunning backdrop of the castle ruins
It was so peaceful and calming especially on a sunny warm morning
The beach was spotless and a great Place for mindfulness and an easy relaxing walk
This was recommended to us by one of the staff where we stopped as somewhere quieter but beautiful and they were right.
We loved it here
Written 15 September 2023
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Liesl Maddock
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Lot's of parking! Lovely to see and walk along the beach, very peaceful. Lovely to see families walking their dogs.
Written 29 August 2022
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Eric S
Calgary, Canada69 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
A great day at the beach. We divided our day between beach-combing in the vicinity of Greenan Castle and doing the same along the Esplanade in Ayr itself. The boys loved scouring the beach for shells and sea glass, and they left with many treasures. The castle itself makes for a nice backdrop. It is bricked up, so you can’t get into it, but it makes for great pictures. The only downside of the day, we’re the dead birds along the beach. Avian flu wasn’t something that we were aware of. It’s not a thing in Canada, as far as I’m aware…
Written 26 July 2022
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hairdy
Preston, UK2,270 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Solo
I got a bus from Ayr, to nearest place I could, and walked down by the shore, enjoyed the view. Lots of birds and wildlife. Quite happily picked up pebbles and bright yellow periwinkle shells, and just enjoyed Greenan Beach abd the fresh sea air. The ruins of the castle are in splendid view at all times, unfortunately didn't have time to walk all the way upto the castle, but will another time. Stopped off on the bus back to Ayr for a delicious lunch at Rozelle House tea rooms, another recommendation for great, fresh, home cooked food
Written 9 February 2022
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Kevin Hunter
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
Beautiful walk along the beach at Ayr sea flat calm on a lovely sunny day came upon a Rocky out crop & & found the ruins of Greenan castle nestled on the cliff edge stunning
Written 6 August 2021
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Robert S
Dunblane, United Kingdom220 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
This ruined castle has a most commanding position overlooking the main Ayr beach to the north and towards the town itself. It is particularly nice to walk to across the sands although is a bit of a climb up.
Written 25 July 2021
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Carterspboro
Peterborough, UK9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
Visited in May and thought the views were stunning. Noticed lots of glass on the floor near the base of the tower but didn't think much of it. The glass is also on the walls of the tower so if you decide to climb it to look inside you will slide your fingers. Take care!
Written 10 May 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
This is a beautiful little spot, the castle sits right on he cliff edge and great views on a clear day. Worth a wonder around!
Written 18 July 2019
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Mrsvalerie B
75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
Wonderful peaceful walk along sand to the castle.passed castle you can continue along the sand to reach village of Dunure.
Written 23 June 2019
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Redkitewatcher64
Andover, UK1,825 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
Stopped off here on a day exploring Ayr. Car park is quite a way from the castle so you will need a fair walk to explore . Great location on a rocky outcrop overlooking the sea. Had planned to have an explore but it raining torrentially all day so only got to look from the car park. Hope to return one day to look at it better
Written 3 June 2019
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