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Dunskey Castle Cave

Portpatrick, Dunskey Castle, Castle Point, Wigtownshire.

NGR:NX 00402 53372
WGS84:54.83528, -5.10948
Length:Not recorded
Vert. Range:Not recorded
Altitude:Not recorded
Geology:Not recorded
Tags:SeaCave
Registry:main

Sea Cave. Photographs suggest the cave is on the southeast of the castle i n a deep narrow slot in the cliff.

'we went by water to see the ruins of an old castle (Dunskey) under this house, in the rock, is a cave, which, they say, goes a considerable distance under ground'. [Tours in Scotland]

A large cave underneath the castle is still accessible at low tide but beware. [jacksc907]

Alternate Names: None recorded.

Notes: Dunskey Castle Cave has its own version of the ubiquitous Piper legend: 'a spectral piper and jester, who was imprisoned but found a way into caves below the old stronghold. He was never seen again but the sounds of his pipes are sometimes reputedly heard...' [Castles of Scotland]

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