MacLellan's Castle

MacLellan's Castle

Cameron S.
Description
MacLellan’s Castle is named after Sir Thomas MacLellan of Bombie (d. 1597). Sir Thomas was provost of Kirkcudbright and a powerful man in local politics. Following the Protestant Reformation in 1560, he acquired the site and buildings of the convent of Greyfriars, established in the town by James II in 1449, and set about building himself a new residence in its place. By 1582, MacLellan’s Castle was sufficiently complete for him to move in. Five years later, he and his second wife, Grissel, entertained their sovereign, James VI, in this spacious house. #16th #ancient #arch #big #block #brick #britain #british #building #cammys #Castle #century #courtyard #doorway #fort #fortress #gables #heritage #historic #keep #kingdom #kirkcudbright #Maclellan #mclellan #medieval #middle_ages #old #roof #ruin #ruined #scotland #scottish #stone #stronghold #tall #tower #turrets #uk #united #walls #windows
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