Castlehill, Ayr (also known as Nether Castelhill, Over Castelhill, Castle Hill)4139

Ayrshire, Scotland

Brief Description

Castlehill is what remains of an 18th- and 19th-century estate, now surrounded by housing development in the town of Ayr. The house was demolished in the 1960s and the grounds have been used as a public park since the late-20th century. The park is notable for its areas of woodland which include some interesting mature specimen trees.

History

The first planting noted on maps of Castlehill dates from the early-19th century, although there was a house there much earlier. A new house was built in 1804 by Patrick Ballantine. The estate passed out of the Ballantine family in 1909. The land was bought by Kyle and Carrick Council in the 1990s, since when the area has been open as a public park.

Visitor Facilities

Castlehill Estate is open to the public throughout the year.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Castlehill Estate is open to the public throughout the year.
Authorities

Electoral Ward

  • Ayr Masonhill
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