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Doon Castle

Ayr
Ayr
Ayrshire and Arran


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Description
The remains of Loch Doon Castle are located on the western banks of the Loch Doon Reservoir, 7 miles (11 km) south of Dalmellington, East Ayrshire. Built in the 13th century by the Bruce Earls of Carrick, the castle occupied a site on an islet in Loch Doon. It was seized by the English but retaken in 1314 and was one of David II's six strongholds which held out against Edward Balliol. Abandoned in the 17th century, the ruins were moved to their present site in 1900 by the Marquis of Ailsa's plan to create a reservoir from the Loch