Dunure Castle

Although it has been a ruin for at least three hundred years, Dunure Castle was once the main fortress of the powerful Kennedy family, the Earls of Cassilis. Today the Kennedys are much more closely associated with Culzean Castle, less than four miles down the coast, but for several centuries from the 1200s, Dunure Castle was by far the more important of the two.

Ref: Dunure Castle

Date: 16/05/2008

Location: Dunure

Photographer: Martin Skidmore

Dunure Castle
Dunure Castle

Although it has been a ruin for at least three hundred years, Dunure Castle was once the main fortress of the powerful Kennedy family, the Earls of Cassilis. Today the Kennedys are much more closely associated with Culzean Castle, less than four miles down the coast, but for several centuries from the 1200s, Dunure Castle was by far the more important of the two.

Ref: Dunure Castle

Date: 16/05/2008

Location: Dunure

Photographer: Martin Skidmore