Category: Ancestral Castles

Glenapp Castle

Glenapp Castle was built in 1870.  The estate was bought from the Earl of Orkney in 1864 by James Hunter who was to become the Deputy-Lieutenant of Ayrshire in 1868.  The Scottish Baronial style of architecture was designed by the celebrated architect David Bryce.  The castle’s sandstone battlements are topped by turrets and towers and it is situated at Ballantrae, Ayrshire.

Blairquhan Castle

Blairquhan Castle was built for Sir David Hunter Blair, 3rd Baronet in 1823 on the site of a previous castle dating back to 1346.  It was designed by the famous Scottish architect, William Burn.  The castle remains in the possession of the family.  The present owner is the great-great grandson of Sir David.  Situated at Maybole, Ayrshire.