ⓘ Loch Doon Castle

                                     

ⓘ Loch Doon Castle

Loch Doon Castle was a castle that was located on an island within Loch Doon, Scotland.

The castle was demolished and rebuilt on the lake after the water level of the lake was raised in the 1930-ies for hydro-electric schemes.

Loch DOON castle was built in the late 13th century on an island in Loch DOON. The castle consists of eleven unilateral curtain wall. The castle was in the hands of the Earl of Carrick in the 13th century. During the Scottish wars of independence it was held by the Governor sir Gilbert de Carrick Gille Brighde, who passed it into English. He was soon restored by the forces of king Robert I of Scotland. In 1306 the Corrie family were hereditary keepers of the castle of Loch DOON, and 57 years later, by the marriage of sir Robert Corrie Lady Susanna Carlisle, greatly added to his possessions in Dumfriesshire. Later the castle fell to the English and was re-captured in 1314. The castle was besieged in 1335. In the 15th century the castle was in the hands of the Kennedy family. The castle was taken from them, William Douglas, 8th Earl of Douglas, after a siege in 1446. Was returned to the Kennedy family, the castle was again taken from them by William Crauford of Lefnoris in 1511. The castle was destroyed in the 16th century, King James V of Scotland in the framework of the General policy of reducing the power of the barons of Galloway.

Original site and relocated remains designated as scheduled ancient monuments.

                                     
  • Robert Comyn, who had rushed to Badenoch s aid. Seton was captured at Loch Doon Castle and executed at Dumfries in 1306. Christopher Seton was the eldest
  • records the loch as Carse and the castle is located to the east. A burn running from the west is shown as feeding the loch In 1821 the loch is clearly
  • Peel of Castle Semple or the Castle Semple Loch Peel Tower, once designated in Scottish Reformation times as the Defender of the Faith lie in Castle Semple
  • circa marks the castle of Cars sic near the loch The Blaeu map of circa 1654 taken from Timothy Pont s map of circa 1600 shows Cars Castle sic with substantial
  • 900 soldiers were stationed in the vicinity. There were two castles in the area, Loch Doon and Laight Alpin. Eighteenth - century Dalmellington was a small
  • band. William Craufurd in 1510 was involved in the taking back of Loch Doon Castle from the Kennedy Clan. In 1512 the same William was involved in the
  • Dumfries and Galloway Garheugh Cave Castle Island, Castle Loch Castle Loch burn flows from Castle Loch into Mochrum Loch Bronze Age cairn on Mochrum Fell
  • and had a shape and surface area similar to Loch Doon Robert Gordon s map of 1636 - 52 shows only a single loch in the area with an outflow only, running
  • Ross Loch na Doire Moire southeast of Plockton, Lochalsh Loch Dola east of Lairg, Sutherland Loch Doon Carrick, Scotland reservoir Loch Dornal
  • one of only five castles in Scotland held by the Scots at this time the others were Dumbarton, Lochleven, Kildrummy and Loch Doon In 1342, David II
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