Portencross Castle

Overlooking the Firth of Clyde near West Kilbride in Ayrshire, Portencross Castle is a scheduled ancient monument, a recognition of its national importance.
If you are interested in our history, upcoming events, or would like to make a booking for an event of your own we would love to hear from you.

Portencross Castle Present

This website has been set up by the Friends of Portencross Castle (FOPC).
Our goal is to protect the Castle so that future generations can continue to enjoy this ancient monument and its beautiful and serene surroundings.

News & Events

Find out what’s happening at the Castle and when we welcome visitors.

Castle Hire Facilities

Hire the Castle for private events such as weddings. Read about our own special events.


Read about the history of the Castle and why it is an important place.


Remembering loved ones and their links to Portencross Castle and the surrounding area.

Portencross Castle Future

FOPC continues to maintain and develop the Castle. Projects include part reroofing, WiFi access inside the Castle, and continuous maintenance. You can help us to keep building our resources. We are looking for relevant items in connection with Portencross Castle. Perhaps you have a photograph or a poem, maybe an old postcard or a clip of film. If so, we'd love to see it! If you have, post it on Facebook, Instagram, or get in touch and send us a copy so we can add it to this website.

How you can help

Friends of Portencross

How the local community, with the help of others, saved the Castle.

Contribute Your
images or stories

Help us to build our photo and video collection.

Support us:
Contribute Your time

Help us by becoming a volunteer or steward.

Donate or Sponsor
our work

Help us by becoming a sponsor or Guardian of Portencross Castle.

Media & Resources

Explore and contribute images, videos, stories, location information and educational resources.