History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The tower stands on a sharp headland partially protected on the mainland side by a natural ditch that has been augmented by further digging. The castle walls are built right at the edge o the headland, with steep cliffs falling on all seaward sides. The castle stands three storeys, and measures approximately 30' x 14m. On the west side are remnants of what has been called a 'watch tower', overlooking the sea. There is a stair tower in the angle of the L.
For safety reasons the interior of the castle is not accessible. That's a bit disappointing, but to be honest, the superb location more than makes up for that. The signed walk along the cliffs from Portpatrick harbour is marvellous.
About Dunskey Castle
Address: Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Attraction Type: Castle
Location: Signed path from the harbour in Portpatrick - a wonderful walk along the sea cliffs.
Dunskey Castle Photos
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
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