Dean Castle

Local nameDean Castle
LocationScotland, UK

Dean Castle is situated in the Dean Castle Country Park in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland. It was the stronghold for the Boyd Family, who were lords of Kilmarnock for over 400 years.

The Castle takes its name from ‘The Dean’ or wooded valley, a common place name in Scotland. However, until about 1700 it was called Kilmarnock Castle. Owned originally by the Boyd family, it has strong historical connections with many people and events famous in Scottish history. Robert the Bruce who gave the Boyds these lands; James III of Scotland whose sister married a Boyd; the Covenanters, some of whom were imprisoned here; Bonnie Prince Charlie, whose rebellion was joined by the 4th Earl of Kilmarnock and Robert Burns who was encouraged to publish his poetry by the Earl of Glencairn who owned the Castle at that time.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dean_Castle

Official Website https://www.eastayrshireleisure.com/index.php?a=landing&id=3&sid=37&mid=121

Phone +44 1563 554734

Address (Unnamed Road), KA3 1, United Kingdom

Coordinates 55°37'23.451" N -4°29'1.725" E

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