A Registered Charity

Click for more information

click for more info
SCA SUPPORTERS
The Scottish Castles Association
Preserving the Past for the Future

Dundonald Castle (Ayrshire) - Past & Present


Then and now - Dundonald Castle

Then and now - Dundonald Castle

Dundonald Castle, Ayrshire much tidied up by the Office of Works from its appearance at the end of the 19th century.

Excavations in the 1960s revealed that the great 14th century tower house stands upon the slighted remains of a large, twin towered gatehouse of the 13th century. The fragmentary remains of a similar gatehouse at the far end of the enclosure suggests that the plan of the early castle closely resembled that of Rhuddlan Castle in Wales.

Traces of an earler motte were discovered as well occupation going back as far as the Iron Age.


Date posted: 22 Dec 2011Last updated: 08 Dec 2014


 Members' comments

? You are not currently logged in. Log in using the form below.Comment rules

Would you like to add comments to this site?

You must be registered and logged in to post a comment. If you are registered please login below and you, when logged in, will be able to post comments.


Links: [ Register here ] - [ Lost password? ] - [ Lost username? ]

denotes a required field
Username:     Password:
Enter verification code into box provided:
Comments found: (0)

Presently, there are no comments posted for this record!


back to top Back to top