The original castle at Rowallan, near Kilmaurs, dates back to the 13th century and has links with Robert the Bruce and William Wallace. Fragments of this castle remain alongside a 16th century ruin which was home to the Muirs and was birthplace of Elizabeth Muir, mother of Robert II, the first Stewart king of Scotland. The estate was home to the Campbells of Loudoun from 1690 until the late 19th century, when the new castle was built for the Corbett family.
The estate is privately owned by a descendant of the Campbell family and is home to a magnificent golf course designed by Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie.
Arts And Museums (East Ayrshire Leisure Trust)