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Turnberry Castle

Now ruined but once the original home of Robert the Bruce and an important and substantial. Walk to view across Turnberry Golf course.


The origins of the castle are unknown, but it passed into the hands of Robert Bruce's mother and was the childhood home of King Robert Bruce. It was clearly substantial and its potential importance was such that Robert Bruce himself ordered the castle destroyed. The emergence of Coif Castle/now Culzean may have also meant that the castle was surplus to requirements.

Today only fragments still exist, but it is apparent from them that this was substantial castle and would have been difficult to beseige with its access to sea supply.

Today the site is also home to a lighthouse.

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Travel Directions to Turnberry Castle

Travel Directions

Turn off the A719 coastal road

You have to cross the golf course to the castle/lighthouse and accessing the site requires some scrambling around on the rocks so be very careful.

There is a pathway that leads across the course to the point.

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