MacLellan's Castle, Kirkudbright, Dumfries and Galloway. Scotland. Well preserved remains of late 16th century noble residence. Standing at the top of the main street in Kirkcudbright, this castellated town house was built in the 1570s on the site of the medieval Greyfriars convent. Founded in 1449 by James II, Greyfriars was dissolved in the Reformation. The architecture of the castle demonstrates how design had evolved from the heavily defended tower to a new, more domestic house.
In the 13th century, Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, ruler of Gwynedd, refused to pay homage to Edward I, King of England citing political hostilities. This prompted the English conquest of Gwynedd, and subsequent construction of Caernarfon Castle, one of the large