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Address: Castle Street, Stranraer, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1776 705544
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Day out in Stranraer

This was just a walk by as I have been in Stranraer frequently before and walked on past. The Tower is in the centre of the town and just looks like an old keep pretty ambiguous... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
JRRHEARTLY
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Glasgow
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Glasgow
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was just a walk by as I have been in Stranraer frequently before and walked on past. The Tower is in the centre of the town and just looks like an old keep pretty ambiguous. The visit was purely of a interest in history but when at the top of the tower it became a photo opportunity of the... More 

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Sallanches, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We enjoyed visiting this old castle which was a prison at one time. Great view from the top. Free entry.

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hull
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

If nothing else, it's worth a climb up the tower for the views around the surrounding area. Although some care needed if you struggle up stairs.

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Thank chelskira
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This is a lovely unassuming little castle/tower, which is a free must-see for anyone visiting Stranraer. Although it was our second time here, last visit being a year ago, it would appear that the small but 'tardis-like' castle had been partly replastered/painted and new information cards installed in each room...it certainly looked well maintained. The two ladies working there are... More 

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Thank Anjhill34
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

we visited here on a recent stay loacally, the kids loved all the dummies dressed up in the rooms. the view from the top was amazing

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Not a big museum but well worth a visit. The building has been many things but the cells that now characterise the place are very well done. Look in the spy hole of the far end cell. It surprised us!! But the view from the top is worth the climb.

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Thank PeterT32
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

3rd time over the summer we've visited this excellent wee castle as have a caravan near. Kids love to visit as loads to see and do and staff so attentive and friendly, the blonde lady was brilliant with my kiddies really putting them at ease and making them welcome from the first visit getting right down on the floor to... More 

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1 Thank JayneSmith34
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Great little Castle in the city centre. We were on a family holiday and just bumped into it... As it was free entry we decided to have a look, along with a baby, a 5, 10 and 11 year old. The older 2 loved the dressing up available and reading all the history. The 5 yr old and baby had... More 

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1 Thank Kristina H
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11 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

As we approached the castle it was debatable on whether it was open or shut. Not a member of staff to be seen. We entered and seen not one but 2 members of staff,not busy at all, in fact sitting on there back sides and neither of them even looked or spoke a word. So we headed up our selves.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

This is smack in the centre of town. The building is very old and has performed many roles including a prison. It can be claustrophobic and the staircase is a little narrow and uneven but you get a true sense of history here. The staff are also very helpful!

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