Cassencarie Castle, Dumfries and Galloway
Cassencarie, Newton Stewart
Situated on Luce Bay at the far side of a caravan park, pub and restaurant, is a really interesting 16th century castle much altered over the centuries to a mansion, now very ruinous and neglected.
There are many interesting features that you can see from the outside of the castle, and there is a gate that takes you to the rear of the castle all.
~ History ~
1575 ~ The building of a fortified tower begins at Cassencarrie by the Muir family.
1684 ~ The castle is expanded into a comfortable residence and is recorded as being one of the considerable houses of the neighbourhood.
1866 ~ The estate is bought by the politician James Caird who baronialised the house around 1880, adding a further wing to the south and east.