Sunday, 5 February 2012

Kenmure Castle - Kirkcudbrightshire

Brief history: Legend has it that there has been a fortification on this site since the 1100s, however it is during the 1500s that it is first firmly recorded in documents. It was severely damaged, requiring re-building work in both the 16th and 17th centuries. During the 19th century the owning lairdship was declared dormant and by 1900 much of the contents were sold off. It saw new life as a hotel in the 1940s, but was de-roofed in the 1950s and has been a shell ever since.

Because of the remote location and the fact that the building has been derelict for so long, its understandable that recent reports of paranormal activity are lacking. However, in my opinion this would make it a good candidate for exterior investigation by a medium. A site of this age and with such a violent history undoubtably has a story to tell. It should be noted however, that although the ruins are easily accessable, this is a privately owned ruin and the interior is in a very dangerous state so should be treated with respect. If you visit the ruin DO NOT GO INSIDE and stay a safe distance from the walls.

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