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Castle Of St John

Castle Street, Stranraer, Scotland
+44 1776 705544
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Brilliant attraction with top class staff

I took my 11 year old daughter here today ( under duress I might add! She initially wasn't keen on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
buff6911
,
Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
via mobile
Loved the jail

This is free , we went with 7 year old grandson, he loved exploring the rooms . Dress up was fun... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Caroline G
,
Cowdenbeath, Scotland, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“free entry” (6 reviews)
“warm welcome” (3 reviews)
LOCATION
Castle Street, Stranraer, Scotland
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+44 1776 705544
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"worth the climb"
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"free entry"
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"warm welcome"
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"slap bang in the middle"
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"free attraction"
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"mobility problems"
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"surrounding hills"
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"great history"
in 2 reviews
"great views from the top"
in 2 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 5 reviews
"pleasant surprise"
in 3 reviews
"town centre"
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"well worth the effort"
in 2 reviews
"loch ryan"
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"local area"
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"tower"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my 11 year old daughter here today ( under duress I might add! She initially wasn't keen on the idea and thought it would be "boring " ) she absolutely loved it and got fully involved in all of the activities that were...More

Thank buff6911
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is free , we went with 7 year old grandson, he loved exploring the rooms . Dress up was fun, quiet steep stairs ,the views from top werefab

Thank Caroline G
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

We toured this alone, as no one else was visiting on this rainy day. It was fun to walk through all of the small room that were used as jail cells.

Thank Karla T
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

This castle, which has had a varied history, is well worth a visit. It is free admission also and is well placed in the town centre of Stranraer. There are a number of steep steps so if you have some mobility problems then some care...More

Thank jetsaver
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Some time to spare so called in without knowing much about the Castle. Its free and the staff were very pleasant. Quite a pleasant surprise. Its history is well presented. Lots of different parts to the castle. Quite old fashioned e.g. the stairs (lots off)...More

Thank Comp21
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

After reading reviews we decided to go in and were not disappointed. The information boards are well done and informative, each presenting how rooms were used when it was a castle and when it was a prison. Views at top are great, the climb up...More

Thank Elaine S
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

We visited just before going to the museum and found it to be small but informative, the children were catered for with drawing and stories so although a brief visit we thought it worth while.

Thank Trippersrus
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

If you have some time in town, take in the castle for a free lookout onto Stranraer. In a world where observation decks can carry huge tariffs, this was a refreshing treat. On your way up, you can stop floor by floor and learn about...More

Thank Ryjones
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

The Castle of St John was a pleasant surprise. Having never been to Scotland before we wanted to explore the local towns and cities and on reaching Stranraer were delighted to find this place. As well as finding out about its past as a castle...More

Thank Tris1976
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Situated in the centre of the town, this castle and the displays within it tell the story of the history of how the village then town was born. Pity the medieval houses didn't survive, because it would have enhanced the woe experience. Well worth a...More

Thank Lamont213
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rumpuscat
5 November 2017|
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Response from Ryjones | Reviewed this property |
Hi there - honestly, I don't remember. I'm so sorry I can't be more helpful. Perhaps email them to ask? Both my parents are in their late 60's, so I believe there must have been some sort of hand hold since I don't... More
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Jonathan M
6 January 2017|
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Response from JRRHEARTLY | Reviewed this property |
Yoiu can find this on Historic Scotland web site. Hope this helps.
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