Dalquharran Castle was built by Robert Adam as a castle style mansion after its commission by Thomas Kennedy of Dunure, who was married to the niece of Robert Adam.
Work began in 1785 and incorporated some similar features to nearby Culzean Castle which Adam was still working on at the time.
Like Culzean, Dalquharran was designed as a family home and remained in possession of the Kennedy family until the 1930s when it was put up for auction.
Bought by a Timber Merchant from Troon, the castle was subsequently leased to the Scottish Youth Hostel Association and then occupied by the Langside School for the Deaf during World War II. The castle was later sold to John Stewart, a Produce Merchant from Girvan.
John Stewart found that the building was too expensive to maintain and under his ownership the current fate of Dalquharran was sealed. In order to avoid paying rates on the building, the lead roof was removed in 1967 so the structure would be classed as uninhabitable. Open to the elements, the interior gradually began to erode and collapse.
It was classed as a listed building in 1971 and over the years there have been various plans to redevelop it into a hotel, however the plans have never progressed and Dalquharran Castle still lies abandoned.
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I've been there. Awesome place 😍
Qu’elle dommage qu’il ne puisse être rénové 😢 il est magnifique 😍😍
Magnifique et mystérieux. J'adore. 😍
😥 such a sad story
What a shame to let such a beautiful building go to ruin. Sad, especially when you think of the history this home has
That’s terrible they removed the roof on a perfectly good building 😭
Very nice 😍😍
It's soo sad, when a gorgeous castle like this goes to waste......😢
ㅋㅋ ㅎㅅㅎ 대박박 오 이뻐요 완전대박 기여엉
기여엉 ㅎ 힝 짱이에요 끝장남 대박이다 하하
하핫 와우 끝난다 완전 완전대박 대박이다 ㅅ.ㅅ