NX0299 : Castle on Ailsa Craig

near to Foreland Point [other Features], South Ayrshire, Great Britain

Castle on Ailsa Craig
Castle on Ailsa Craig
Ailsa Craig was once owned by the monks of Crossraguel Abbey. In the charter of 1304, King Robert the Third gifted the island to the monks who in turn passed it to the Kennedys and they still own it today.
The “Castle” is more a “Keep” than anything palatial, and probably held fewer than eight persons. It became the haunt of pirates and smugglers in the 16thC.
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Thursday, 11 May, 2006   (more nearby)
Thursday, 29 June, 2006
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OSGB36: geotagged! NX 022 995 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:15.0010N 5:6.7446W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NX 022 994
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