Dunure Castle stands tall above the bay below. In the 1200s, the powerful Kennedy family made the castle their main fortress.
In August 1563, Mary Queen of Scots stayed at Dunure for three days. By the mid-1700s, the castle had become a ruin and has been left in the same state ever since.
Today you can wander around the site and envisage the fortress that housed the Kennedys for centuries.
The castle has been used for filming of the popular television show, Outlander.
The grounds make a great place to take your dog, however you may want to keep them on a lead due to the cliff-edge on which the castle stands.
The castle, the surrounding grounds and bay make for an ideal spot for a picnic.