Fairlie castle is believed to date back to 1512. It was built by Robert Fairlie. His family owned the land dating back to the 14th century.
The castle was the centrepiece of a large area of ground that was used for gardens and orchards. Today you can still see evidence of a well-defined cobble path that was probably a major route through the estate.
The castle itself appears to be undergoing restoration work. It is also believed that there are plans to convert the castle into a dwelling house. Permission was granted for the scaffolding and various surveys but planning permission has yet to be lodged for the final alterations. The scaffolding has now been in place for a couple of years.
It would be great to see this incredible building being put back to its intended purpose rather than being left as a ruin.