Dunure Harbour, Ayrshire, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on the pleasant coastal village of Dunure in Ayrshire, Scotland. Location is about forty-five miles S.W.of Glasgow.

The name may date back 1500-2000 years and is  probably derived from Dun (=fort) and ure (= yew tree).

Dunure has a population of about 500 persons.

Dunure is close to Ayr  and on the northern tip of Culzean Bay. From here can be viewed, looking west,  the Isle of Arran, Kintyre Peninsula and Ailsa Craig.

Dunure and Ayrshire coastline

Dunure has a pleasant harbour, is welcoming to visitors and is close to nearby Alloway  (Burns Country), Culzean Castle  and  the Trump Turnberry golfing resort. At Dunure is a significant castle  parts of which date from the 12th century.

Dunure Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland

15th century Doocot at Dunure Castle. (Pigeon House)

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