Castle Of St John

Local nameCastle Of St John
LocationStranraer, UK

The Castle of St John is an early 16th-century L-plan tower house in the centre of Stranraer, in Dumfries and Galloway, southwest Scotland. It was built by the Adairs of Kilhilt c.1510. It has been used as a home, a court, a police station and as a military garrison during the "Killing Times" of Covenanter persecution in the 1680s. During the Victorian era, the castle was modified to serve as a prison, and it was used as an ARP base during the Second World War. The castle was refurbished in the late 1980s and is now a museum.

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Opening hours

June 2 - September 26, 2015:
Tue - Sat: 10.00 – 13.00 and 13.30 – 16.30


Free admission.

More information and contact




Phone +44 1776 705088

Address Harbour Street, Stranraer, United Kingdom

Coordinates 54°54'15.998" N -5°1'34" E

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