MacLellan’s Castle: the kitchen

MacLellan’s Castle © David Gill

MacLellan’s Castle stands in the centre of Kirkcudbright. The castle was ready for occupation in 1582.

MacLellan’s Castle © David Gill

The kitchen lies on the ground floor of the castle with access to the hall above via a dedicated stairway. The Ministry sign explains how the fireplace worked. This space is some 4 m wide.

MacLellan’s Castle © David Gill

Historic Scotland has tried to capture the fire by reconstructing some ‘cooking’ in the space.

Author: David Gill

David Gill is Honorary Research Fellow at UEA; Professor of Archaeological Heritage.

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