Hunterston Castle & WALLED GARDEN

The Pele Tower was built in the mid-thirteenth century, constructed in local sandstone it replaced a timber fortress. A fine barrel-vaulted roof supports the foundation of the huge weight of stone above. The ground floor room was used for storage for food and the animals.

The Great Hall was added in the sixteenth century by John Huntar, 14th Laird. There is a beautiful fireplace with a fine carving of the Hunter Coat of Arms.

There is an ancient bench in the Walled Garden where on my very first time to walk in the footsteps of my ancestral grandparents I was able to sit on this beautiful bench wondering how many of them had actually sat there in the past.

Hunter Coat of Arms
Ancient bench

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