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The Castle takes its name from "The Dean' or wooded valley-a common
place name in Scotland. However, until about 1700 it was called
Kilmarnock Castle. Owned originally by the Boyd family, it has strong
historcal connections with many people and events famoous in Scottish
history-Robert the Bruce who gave the Boyds these lands, James 111 whose
sister married a Boyd, the Covenanters-some of whom were imprisoned
here, Bonnie Prince Charlie-whose rebellion was joined by the 4th Earl
of Kilmarnock, executed in 1746, and Robert Burns who was encouraged to
publish his poetry by the Earl of Glencairn who owned the Castle at that
After an accidental fire gutted the Palace in 1735, the Castle had
almost two centuries of neglect. Although some of the buildings always
remained in use, the Palace was not properly repaired until the present
century, and the Castle was not used as the owner's main residence again
until the was done.
The restoration of the Castle was carried out by the 8th Lord Howard de
Walden, who inherited the Estate in 1899. In 1975 his son, the 9th Lord,
gifted the Castle and its magnificent collections to Kilmarnock &
Loudoun District Council. In 1976 Dean Castle was opened as a public
museum. This fine facility was greatly expanded after the District
Council, supported by the Countryside Commission, purchased the grounds
in 1977 and began the development of the Country Park, formally opened
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