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


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.

Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Access contact details

Castlehill Estate is open to the public throughout the year.


South Ayrshire Council

County Buildings, Wellington Square, Ayr, KA7 1DR
Key Information


Public Park


Urban Park

Principal Building

Parks, Gardens And Urban Spaces


Part: standing remains

Open to the public


Electoral Ward

Ayr Masonhill



  • Peter McGowan Associates with Christopher Dingwall, 'Castlehill', in {Ayrshire Garden and Designed Landscape Survey} (Prestwick: South Ayrshire Council, 2007) [on CD-ROM]
  • Close, R. (ed), {Ayrshire and Arran: An Illustrated Architectural Guide} (Edinburgh: The Rutland Press, 1992), p. 6
  • Gordon, J. (ed), {The New Statistical Account of Scotland} ([n.p.]: [], 1845), Vol. V, pp. 273-88
  • Captain M. J. Armstrong and Son {A New Map of Ayrshire} (1775)
  • William Roy {Military Survey of Scotland} (1750)
  • Joan Blaeu {Atlas Novus - South Carrick/North Carrick/Kyle/Cunninghame} (Amsterdam, 1654)
  • Coventry, M., {The Castles of Scotland} (Edinburgh: Goblinshead, 1997), p. 253