Craighlaw Castle

Craighlaw Castle, Dumfries and Galloway

Location

Kirkgowen

Road

B733

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Situated near the town of Kirkcowan in the Machars, Craighlaw is a much altered 16th century tower, incorporated into a Victorian mansion.


The castle mansion can be viewed with consideration from the road across the lake, as the grounds are strictly private.



~ History ~


1513 ~ Andrew Muir sells the land to William Gordon of Kenmure. He in turn grants the land to his son William.


1644 ~ Extensive alterations and additional buildings are made to the tower.


1680's ~ The Gordon lands are declared forfeit and are sold, but later recovered in 1685.


1741 ~ Craighlaw passes to the Hamilton's.


1866 ~ The extended tower house is incorporated into a mansion.