'Antiquities of Scotland' Index

Cassillis House


The old house of Cassilis is a great square tower, whose walls are of an uncommon thickness, with a court of lesser buildings, beautifully situated on a bank above the water of Dun, and surrounded by extensive woods of old timber. This old tower is ascended by a turnpike-staircase; the lower story is vaulted; the walls, as high as the third story, are said to be sixteen feet thick. Here are many family portraits, and diverse other paintings. This tower has probably undergone many repairs; the present appearance of the building does not bespeak the last to be older than the reign of Queen Mary, or James VI. her son. This house belongs to the Earl of Cassilis. The view was drawn A. D. 1789.


Where is Cassillis Castle?



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