Castle of St John

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Castle of St John

The Castle of St John is an early 16th-century L-plan tower house in the centre of Stranraer, in Dumfries and Galloway, southwest Scotland. It was built by the Adairs of Kilhilt c.1510. It has been used as a home, a court, a prison, and as a military garrison during the "Killing Times" of Covenanter persecution in the 1680s. The castle was refurbished in the late 1980s and is now a museum.


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Coordinates: 54°54′16″N 5°01′34″W / 54.90444°N 5.02611°W / 54.90444; -5.02611