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Castle of St. John

Castle of St. John Facts

Known also as Chapel or Stranraer Castle, this tall tower stands in the middle of the town.

Built of grey stone, it has sandstone dressings. It is four storeys tall, with each floor vaulted, and a turnpike in a projection leads to them all. A worn panel is over the doorway.

The Castle of St. John was built by Ninian Adair in 1510 and passed to the Kennedys by 1595.

The Dalrymples of Stair bought it in 1680. It was acquired by the Burgh of Stranraer in 1815. Latterly used as a store and meeting place, it was restored by the former Wigtown District Council and opened to the public in 1990.

Castle of St. John Map&Location

Address: Castle Street, Stranraer, United Kingdom. Get help with directions using the map provided bellow:


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View from the top of the tower over Stranraer rooftops to the East Pier

 Castle of St. John Photos

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The Castle of St John
Castle of St John detail
Castle of St John - Tower
Castle of St John wall
 
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