History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
In 1726 Annie Laurie (Fergusson) and her husband asked William adam, father of the famous neo-classical architect Robert Adam, to build a new house. A young Robert Adam made the fireplace in the hall under his father's expert supervision.
Annie Lauries son, James Fergusson, held Craigdarroch during the 1745 Jacobite rising under Bonnie Prince Charlie. When the Prince's army asked Fergusson to provide hospitality, Fergusson and his household fled. When they returned to the house they found it badly damaged, and much of the laird's fine furniture used as fuel for the fire.
That was not Craigdarroch's final dealing with soldiers, for during WWII the house was used as a base by a unit of the Norwegian army.
Craigdarroch is presently open to visitors for set periods in the summer months.
Address: Craigdarroch, Moniaive, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG3 4JB
Attraction Type: Historic House
Location: On the B729 just west of Moniaive
Phone: 01848 200202
Historic Houses Association
Photo Credit: Lee Brown, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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