North Ayrshire

Hunterston Castle
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Hunterston Castle

A location and former estate on the North Ayrshire coast, Hunterston looks out on the Firth of Clyde 5 miles (8 km) south of Largs. Hunterston Castle dates from the 13th century and Hunterston House was begun in 1799. The Hunterston Terminal was built in the 1970s by the former British Steel Corporation to land coal and iron ore, yet remains an active port. Of the two nuclear power stations also located here, only Hunterston 'B' continues to generate power.

The Hunterston Brooch, dating from around 700 AD, was found nearby at Goldenberry in 1830 and is now one of the treasures of the Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.

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