Scotland holds a treasure trove of history in its many castles, both standing and ruins. Many of these castles were constructed in the 11th and 12th century and Kerelaw Castle is no exception. Unfortunately all that remains of Kerelaw Castle are the ruins.
Stevenston, Scotland is home to Kerelaw Castle, built in the 12th century. The castle has a very turbulent history. First held by the Lockhart’s who were given a land grant, it was passed to the Campbell’s of Loudoun and then to the Cunninghame’s of Kilmaurs. In 1488, while in the Cunninghame’s possession, the castle was burned to the ground as a result of a feud with the Earl of Eglinton. As an act of vengeance, the Cunninghames burned Eglinton Castle. Read the full story