The Borland Water and Dean Castle

This shows the view of Dean Castle which would have been seen from about 1735 (when it fell into ruin after a fire) until the beginning of the 20th century when it was restored.  The hill to the castle's right was the probable site of the original Kilmarnock Castle, which was probably mostly constructed of wood initially and surrounded by an outer courtyard or bailey.  This earlier castle was probably built by the Lockhart or Soulis families but this land was owned by John Balliol prior to it being granted to the Boyds by Robert the Bruce in 1315.
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Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire
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glass plate slide
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East Ayrshire Council
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