Old Dalquharran Castle

Girvan, United Kingdom

The old Dalquharran Castle consists of a ruined 15th-century tower, with a round tower at one corner. It was extended to form an L-plan, and rises to three storeys and a garret within the corbelled-out crenellated parapet. The castle was extended and altered in the late 17th century, and was surrounded by gardens and landscaped grounds. The basement is vaulted.

In the 18th century, when it was abandoned for the mansion of Dalquharran New Castle. Today the ruins of the old castle are reachable via public footpaths along the riverside, and although the castle is labelled dangerous, there is evidence of it regularly being used as a drinking den.


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Founded: 15th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in United Kingdom

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