Please contact Stranraer Museum for more information.
A medieval tower house, built around 1500.
It was built around 1500 by the Adairs of Kilhilt, one of the most powerful families in Wigtownshire. Over the centuries the Castle has been used as a home, a local court, a military garrison and a prison.
Videos and reconstructions are used to tell the story of:
There is an activity room for families and children. The Castle is in the centre of Stranraer and within walking distance of the ferry terminal.
There is wheel chair access to the ground floor. The rest of the building is reached via a steep spiral staircase.
You can view the Castle of St John information booklet here [1016kb].
The Castle is open Tuesday to Saturday (10.00 to 13.00 and 13.30 – 16.30) from 28th May to 24th September 2011.