'Antiquities of Scotland' Index
This view shows the castle of Grenand, as it
appears on the road from Ayr to Maybole. The following description is
given of this castle, in Mr. McFarlan's MS. collection: CASTLE of
Grenand and the Cave. The Grenand is a high house upon the top of a
rock hanging over upon the sea, with some lower new work, lately added
to it, but never finished; it is too open to the cold and moisture
arising from the sea to be a desirable habitation, and has been
designed to be the owner's security against a surprise, rather than a
constant residence. It is within the parish of Maybole.
was drawn A. D. 1785.