Auchness Castle

Auchness Castle, Dumfries and Galloway

Location

South of Ardwell

Road

A716

SatNav

DG9 9NA

Auchness Castle is a very altered and extended small 16th-century tower house of three storeys that is now a lovely farm house.

The name derives from Gaelic and Norse "the field at the point".


The castle is strictly private but can be viewed from the main road.


~ History ~


1600 ~ The McDoualls of Logan build themselves a Tower House.


1621 ~ Alexander M'Dowall, Laird of Logan, settles the lands of Auchness upon his bride, Jane Agnew, as part of her dowery.