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Craigneil Castle (also known as Kragaeil Castle)


The ruined shell of Craigneil Castle stands on a partially-quarried knoll of limestone above the River Stinchar.

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Key Information

Principal Building




Electoral Ward

South Carrick



  • Peter McGowan Associates with Christopher Dingwall, 'Craigneil Castle', 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), pp. 191-2
  • {Ordnance Survey County Series Six Inch} (Southampton, 1854)
  • 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. 132