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Ardwell is located in Scotland
Location within Scotland
Population123 (2001 Census)
Cooncil area
Lieutenancy area
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Post tounStranraer
Postcode destrictDG9
Diallin code01776-860
EU PairlamentScotland
UK Pairlament
Scots Pairlament
Leet o places
54°46′16″N 4°56′28″W / 54.771°N 4.941°W / 54.771; -4.941Coordinates: 54°46′16″N 4°56′28″W / 54.771°N 4.941°W / 54.771; -4.941

Ardwell is a veelage in Dumfries an Gallowa, Scotland. It lies on the shores o Luice Bay in the soothren pairt o the Rhins o Gallowa. The A716 road tae Drummore an the Mull o Gallowa passes throu the veelage. The anely ither street is Ardwell Park, a street o new hooses.

The community is served bi the nearby Ardwell Kirk, a wee public kirk wi a belltour, built in 1900-02.[1]

Mony o the hooses is awnt yet bi Ardwell Estates, an Ardwell Hoose is locatit aboot hauf mile wast o the veelage in the grunds o Ardwell Gairden an leukin ootower Ardwell Pownd.

In the grunds o Ardwell Hoose, on a rig abuin the road, is the remayns o a medieval motte; the castle bailey micht hae stuiden til the north.[2] Forby, sooth o the kirk is the ruins o Killaser Castle,[3][4] the ancestoral hame o the Clan McCulloch that umwhile haudit Ardwell,[5] Stoneykirk, Rhinns, Wigtounshire.

Near Hei Ardwell, on the ither side o the peninsula, is the remeens o Doon Castle, the best example o an Airn Age broch in Dumfries an Gallowa.[6][7]

Ardwel uised tae haud the Leek Fair whaur plants wis sauld.[5]

Ardwell Gairdens[eedit | eedit soorce]

Ardwell Gairdens is a 970 acre gairden surroondin the 18t-century Ardwell Hoose.[8][9] It haes a wawed gairden an a lairge pownd that haes deuks an swans, an it taks aboot a hauf-oor tae walk aroond it.

Thare is access an aw tae Ardwell Kirk (til the wast) an Ardwell veelage (til the east) wi a strand an a boat shap.[10]

Logan Botanic Gairden[eedit | eedit soorce]

Logan Botanic Gairden, a brainch o the Ryal Botanic Gairden Edinburgh is 2.5 mile bi road fae Ardwell. Logan's myld climate allous a variety o fremmit plants tae growe furth.[11] Thare is mony beautifu plants that can be foond in a wheen o ither gairdens in Breetain. It haes a widland gairden, a wawed gairden, an a terrace gairden wi an avenue o Chusan palms.

Gailerie[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Church Details Archived 2011-09-04 at the Wayback Machine, Ardwell Church, retrieved 5 May 2010.
  2. Ardwell Archived 2012-03-13 at the Wayback Machine at ScotlandsPlaces.
  3. Killaser Castle, Cairnhandy at Geograph/
  4. Killaser Castle Archived 2012-03-13 at the Wayback Machine at ScotlandsPlaces.
  5. a b Ardwell Archived 2012-10-29 at the Wayback Machine at Mull of Galloway
  6. Doon Castle (Broch) at the Megalithic Portal.
  7. Dumfries & Galloway: Summary of places of interest Archived 2010-05-08 at the Wayback Machine, CAST.
  8. Historic Environment Scotland. "ARDWELL HOUSE (GDL00026)". Retrieved 28 Februar 2019.
  9. Ardwell Gardens Archived December 23, 2010, at the Wayback Machine at
  10. Archived 2012-06-14 at the Wayback Machine
  11. Logan Botanic Garden, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.