Dunskey Castle: An abandoned castle connected with the Adairs of Kinhilt.


Dunskey Castle, Portpatrick, Scotland

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.

More information:
  • 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.
Dunskey Castle
View of Irish Sea from Dunskey Castle
Trail to Dunskey Castle, Scotland

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