Carrick Castles

Turnberry Castle

Turnberry Point, Ayrshire, KA26 9LT

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Previously a stronghold for the Lords of Galloway, Turnberry Castle had passed to the Earls of Carrick and in 1271 was inhabited by Marjorie, the widow countess of Carrick.

As legend has it, Marjorie held the visiting knight Robert de Brus of Annadale captive until he agreed to marry her. Their first-born son who spent his youth here and was believed to have been born in the castle was the famous Robert the Bruce.

Today the site is dominated by the Turnberry Lighthouse and can be found on the coastline of the famous Turnberry golf course.

Price: Free