Dalquharran Castle

Designed by Robert Adam for Thomas Kennedy while also redesigning Culzean Castle for David Kennedy. The castle at Dalquharran is situated 16 miles southeast of Ayr next to the small village of Dailly. The castle was inhabited as recently as 1967, but was unroofed to allow the then owners to avoid payment of rates! It is now a ruin, with only the masonry shell remaining intact. You can visit the castles by parking in Dailly then walking through the field in front of the castles then cross the river by footbridge.