Dunskey Castle: An abandoned castle connected with the Adairs of Kinhilt.
This evening, I am reporting on Dunskey Castle which is located in Wigtownshire on the coastal footpath near Portpatrick, about one hundred miles south of Glasgow in the West of Scotland.
- Situated on a rocky outcrop jutting into the Irish Sea.
- A mid-16th century, high status Tower House built for the Adairs of Kinhilt with northern wing added in the 1620s.
- The whole building was derelict by 1700.
- Built on site of an earlier Adair castle which was first recorded in the 14th century. This earlier castle was destroyed around 1500 by the McCullochs of Myrton and Cardoness.