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Auchans and Dundonald Castle (also known as Dun Donald Castle and Aghans, Achans)


The 14th-century Dundonald Castle and the 17th-century Auchans, both once part of an estate owned by the Cochrane family, are in ruins. Auchans sits on a gentle rise with a well-wooded hillside curving eastwards towards Dundonald. The so-called Auchans pear, originally brought from France, was grown here and spread through Scotland.

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Features & Designations


  • Historic Environment Scotland Listed Building

  • Reference: Dundonald Castle
  • Grade: A


  • House (featured building)
  • Description: Auchans was built by the Wallaces in about 1600. It is now in ruins.
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Key Information


Part: standing remains

Electoral Ward

Dundonald and Loans