Coat of Arms, Law Castle

Coat of Arms, Law Castle, West Kilbride

This evening, I am posting information on Law Castle in West Kilbride, West of Scotland.  This is one of a cluster of castles within a few miles radius of each other just south of Largs near the Firth of Clyde. Clearly, in the medieval period this was an important and high status area. The other three castles are Portencross, Hunterston and Crosbie. Proximity to the Firth of Clyde shipping and communication lanes was probably an influential consideration.

Key facts concerning Law Castle:

  • Dates from 15th century.
  • A Tower House representing a gift to Princess Mary, daughter of James II of Scotland on occasion of her marriage to the Earl of Arran. (Isle of Arran is located just across the water to the west of West Kilbride.)
  • Comprises five floors connected by a stone spiral staircase.

Laws Castle has been restored and refurbished to a high standard and is available to rent.

Law Castle, West Kilbride

Law Castle, West Kilbride, Scotland

Law Castle, West Kilbride

Law Castle, West Kilbride, Scotland

This castle is not open to the public but can be viewed from the nearby road.

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