Please note: There is currently maintenance work being carried out on the Keep at the site. As a result the area is closed to visitors, however all other areas of the site remain open. Apologies for the inconvenience. Admission prices have been reduced while the works take place.
Craignethan, dating back to around 1530, is an important early artillery fortification with an exceptional residential tower and fine setting.
The oldest part is the tower house built by Sir James Hamilton of Finnart. The castle’s defences include a caponier, a stone vaulted artillery chamber which is rare in Britain.