Sinniness Tower

Sinniness Tower, Dumfries and Galloway

Location

Glenluce, Nr Milton, Newton Stewart

Road

B Road of A747

SatNav

DG8 0LA

Sinniness Castle is now little more than a total ruin with just one small corner of a tower remaining above ground a a vaulted basement beneath.


The ruins lay close by the road on private farm land.

~ History ~


1571 ~ Archibald Kennedy builds himself a new tower at Sinniness.


1670's ~ The tower passes to Sir John Dalrymple of Stair.

He is a well known Covenanter at odds with the Crown.


1680's ~ The tower is abandoned and allowed to fall into ruin.


1692 ~ Dalrymple becomes infamous for his participation in the Glencoe Massacre of Clan MacDonald. Despite political fury, he survives to be raised Earl of Stair eleven years later.