This evening I am presenting some images of Dundonald Castle in Ayrshire, which has connections with the Cochrane family.

There is evidence of defence/occupation on this site dating back into prehistory.

The present castle originated as a fortified Tower House built for King Robert II in 1371 and was used as a residence by the Stewart kings through to about 1520. Robert II died at Dundonald in
1390.

The remains of the castle are accessed by a steep climb which is worth the effort as the view can be spectacular.

A visit to this castle fits in nicely with a tour from Glasgow taking in Burns Cottage and Culzean Castle.


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