Ardencaple Castle Light, Scotland

[6] Ardencaple Castle Light is Grade B listed building

[6] Ardencaple Castle Light is Grade B listed building

FREE DOWNLOAD: A DETAILED POSTER-MAP WITH THE TRAVEL TIPS TO THE ARDENCAPLE CASTLE LIGHT [6]

 

Apparently, this is the oldest building in Helensburgh.

This square tower is all that remains of Ardencaple Castle, the traditional home of Clan MacAulay from the 13th-18th century.The 12th hief died in 1767 and the Clan descended into dormancy.

Ardencaple Castle in 1901.  Image source

Ardencaple Castle in 1901. Image source

Today the tower is used as a lighthouse- the navigational beacons and transit lights for the Royal Navy, hence the name - Ardencaple Castle Light. The location is marked [6] on a map-guide that's free to download

The location is marked [6]

The location is marked [6]

Front door detail

Front door detail

Ivy is gradually taking over the tower walls

Ivy is gradually taking over the tower walls

Stone textures on the Castle walls

Stone textures on the Castle walls

Architrave detail

Architrave detail

Can you spot the green light?

Can you spot the green light?

N 56.01°/ W 4.73°

N 56.01°/ W 4.73°