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Lochnaw Castle

Posted: 5 Oct 2004 3:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 1 Jun 2006 12:04PM GMT
Hello

I am hoping to travel to Scotland next year and wondered if anybody knew whether it is possible to walk round where Lochnaw castle was?

Thanks
Emily Agnew

Re: Lochnaw Castle

Kathi Andreasen (View posts)
Posted: 8 Oct 2004 5:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
My family was there last summer (2003). The castle in Scotland is located near Leswalt. If you have a good map, like a Thomas guide, it will actually show you the location of it. Nearby is also the Tor of Craigoch, or Monument Hill, a conspicuous tower, 60 feet high and 20 square at the base, erected in 1850 to the memory of Sir Andrew Agnew (1793-1849).

Anyway, at the time that we were there, the local townspeople in Stranraer all advised us against going up to the castle property, telling us that it was now privately owned. After having lunch in Agnew Park, in Stranraer, a very nice park by the way, we decided to take a drive up to Leswalt anyway and check out the situation ourselves. We found that the property, which was vacant at the time, was in the process of being restored, and there was scaffolding all around it. We were able to respectfully walk around the castle and take pictures.

I'm not sure if the house is completed now, or if it is occupied. Good luck!

Re: Lochnaw Castle

maree (View posts)
Posted: 11 Oct 2004 1:19AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: agnew
Thankyou very much for that information yes that is the family that I and looking for. Sir andrew was my grandmother's great great great grandfather. I have been trying to trace some of my grandmother family as well as only her and her sister come out to New Zealand. Her mother and father where very well off but they where disowned from the family for who they married as they where a nobody. I no that she had sister's their and brothers over their as well. I have so many unanswered questions and still looking for the family I would love if you could E-mail the photo's. As far as I was awere that the family still owned the castle there was more than one that belonged to the family.Thankyou very much you can E-mail me at mareearthur@xtra.co.nz

Re: Lochnaw Castle

Posted: 19 Dec 2013 2:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
Emily,

My wife and I are also looking at going to Lochnaw Castle and Scotland this coming year. Please let me know what you find out.

Re: Lochnaw Castle

Posted: 19 Dec 2013 2:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for your insight.
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