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MacLellan's Castle, Dumfries and Galloway

Location: Kirkcudbright town centre, DG6 4JD (map and directions)

MacLellan's Castle is located in Kirkcudbright town centre in Dumfries and Galloway, and was traditionally the residence of the MacLellan family.

McLellan's Castle, Dumfries & Galloway - Wikimedia Commons
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History of MacLellan's Castle

MacLellan's Castle was completed in 1582 by Thomas MacLellan of Bombie. On the land there stood a convent, which Thomas MacLellan demolished and whose stones, along with stones from a former castle on this site, were used to construct MacLellan’s Castle.

The 16th century residence is a grand domestic structure was built for leisure rather than war, with several kitchens and a well-preserved area of dark vaults which conveys the working conditions of the family’s servants. Only this and the first floor of the structure remain today, the upper floors are a hollow shell of what was once a grand house with sweeping views of the town of Kirkcudbright.

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MacLellan’s Castle is now in the hands of Historic Scotland, open from April through September and closed in the winter season.

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