ⓘ Castle Park Barracks

                                     

ⓘ Castle Park Barracks

The barracks have their origins in a hotel known as the New Inn which provided accommodation for officers from 1797. Private soldiers, who were not allowed to use the New Inn, had to use tented accommodation at Belhaven Sands and West Barns Links during the Napoleonic Wars. The War Office acquired both the hotel and Lauderdale House a large property designed by Robert Adam and developed the whole site into barracks in 1855.

During the First world war, the barracks served as the 6th cavalry depot for the accommodation of the 1st kings Dragoon guards, 5th Dragoon Guards, 1st Royal Dragoons and the 2nd Dragoons Royal Scots grey.

During the Second world war the barracks served as headquarters for the 165th cadet training unit. The barracks were decommissioned in 1955 and sold the property Council of Dunbar. Lauderdale house was converted into flats in the 1990-ies.

                                     
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