Adair's Drummore Castle, Wigtownshire, Scotland. Visited 2nd July 1911.
The castle of Drummore was an ancient stronghold of the Adairs of Kinhilt.
The present (c.1911) buildings appear to date from the 16th century, and were occupied down to at least 1684, when an Adair was in possession.
The ruins of Drummore Castle are situated to the south of Drummore village, 3.5miles north of the Mull of Galloway, and about 18miles south-east of Stranraer.
The building, which is incorporated in the farm-steading of Low Drummore, is square on plan, measuring 38.5ft x 22.5ft overall, and is now (c.1911) only 2 storeys in height.
On the ground floor are 3 vaulted cellars opening one off the other (used by smugglers ?).
Of these the 2 eastmost are used as coal cellars, and the north wall has been torn out from the vault downwards in order to facilitate cartage.
In the south-west corner of the west-most cellar there is said to be a well, but owing to accumulations of rubbish on the floor no indication of it's existence can be seen.
The entrance doorway is in the north wall at the ground level, but is now built up.
A narrow wheel-stair giving access to the upper floor adjoins the entrance.
The upper floor now consists of one apartment, entered from a modern outside stair, and used also as a stor for farm materials.Apparently it has been originally an apartment about 23ft long, with a small ante-room at the west end.
Though the building has been re-roofed within modern times, it is in a bad state of repair.
Refer: Royal Commission on the ancient and historical monuments of Scotland. County of Wigtown.p.52. Hereditary Sheriffs of Galloway, i. p.219; Calendonia, v. p.440 Symson, p.67 O.S.M., Wigtown, xxxiii. SE.