Plunton c 1900. Void at ground level an insertion; upper window marks hall; entrance (hidden) in wing to right
Plunton Castle taken on SCA viisit
This most attractive example of a late 16th century Scottish tower house lies between Kirkcudbright and Gatehouse of Fleet on an isolated spot near the shores of Wigtown Bay in beautiful Galloway.
The castle is of typical L-plan, 3 storeys and an attic in height, vaulted, gun looped and with a wheel staircase in wing. It is built of random rubble with dressed openings. Attractive, corbelled rounds (or studies) complete the picture.
Robbed windows and corbelled ‘studies’.
It stands upon an mound which suggests an earlier castle. Walls and earthworks hint at a former garden.
Plunton Castle interior
Above interior from hall showing floor levels and 2nd floor fireplace.
Plunton is substantially intact. Perhaps its remote location has caused it to be overlooked but here is a castle which just cries out for restoration.
Date posted: 18 Mar 2014Last updated: 08 Dec 2014
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