Penkill Castle (also known as Prakil, Pankill)4012

Dailly, Scotland

Brief Description

Penkill Castle is situated on the eastern edge of the wooded Penwhapple Glen. The house was associated with the pre-Raphaelite painter and poet William Bell Scott during the latter part of the 19th century, through his friendship with the Boyd family.

History

Penkill Castle's associations with the Boyd clan go back to the 14th century. An impaled park and planting are recorded by the mid-17th century and woodland planting continued through the centuries. The ruinous tower house was restored in the mid-19th century. The castle passed out of the Boyd family in the 1960s but is still privately owned.

Authorities

Electoral Ward

  • South Carrick
History

Period

  • 16th Century
Contact

Telephone

0131 668 8600

Official Website

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