Castle Of St John

The Castle of St John is a unique example of a medieval tower house which has been converted into a prison. It was built in 1510 for the powerful Adair family. During the Killing Times in the 1670s it was used as a base for government troops and in 1820 it became the burgh jail. Film, models and reconstruction drawings tell the story of the building and one of the cells is now a children’s activity room.

Opening Times:

Tuesday to Saturday: 10.00 – 13.00 and 13.30 – 16.30

Closed Mondays

74 Reviews

Recent Reviews:

- Great and interesting

Took my friend's kids here and they thought it was great so many interesting things for them to see and interact with definitely worth a visit Read full review

- Robert M, Stranraer, United Kingdom

- 100 years since The Armistice at the end of WW1

One of many displays around the UK of poppies to commemorate the Armistice at the end of World War 1 Read full review

- David C, Dumfries, United Kingdom

- Very good attraction

This local goal is worth a visit as it gives an insight into Stranraer's past and a trip to the top via the stone staircase is worth the effort as it gives a great view over Loch Ryan. Read full review

- Deepdiver2011,

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