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Portpatrick, The Rhins of Galloway, Cairnryan, Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. Anchor on Dorn Rock looking across bay to sea front hotels and house

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Staircase in the ruins of Dunskey castle, a building which has stood on the cliffs near Portpatrick, Scotland, since the 12th Century, and has been abandoned since the 17th Century.

Dunskey Castle, Mull of Galloway, Scotland. A mile past Portpatrick, it's on an outcrop jutting towards the North Channel of the Irish Sea. It's basically a towerhouse that was built in the mid 16th century by the Adairs. It was extended in the early 17th century, but by 1700 the place was derelict. Like so many defended houses, it was built on the remains of an earlier house dating back to around 1320, but that was destroyed in a local skirmish around 1500.

Port Patrick Lighthouse, Scotland And there's a great gift shop next to the lighthouse too!

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Portpatrick Shore

Dunskey Castle.This ruined 16th century tower house stands in a marvelous clifftop position just south of Portpatrick, near Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway. We do not know when the first fortification was built here, but a medieval castle was destroyed in 1489, and the present castle was erected around 1510. There is no access to the interior, as the walls are in a parlous state, but what a location!

Castle Kennedy, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland. Estate owned by Kennedy's since 1482, John, Lord Kennedy appointed keeper by King James IV. At the time, the castle on an island, the present White & Black Lochs, separated by a narrow isthmus, were one area of water. Surviving for a little over a century Castle Kennedy was built in 1607, only to be burned down in 1716, it remains a beautiful ruin to this day.Scotland

Corsewall Lighthouse is a lighthouse at Corsewall Point, Kirkcolm near Stranraer in the region of Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland. First lit in 1817, it overlooks the North Channel of the Irish Sea. The definition of the name Corsewall is the place or well of the Cross.