1346 – The original castle at Blairquhan was built by the McWhirter family

1573 – An additional section of the old castle was added by the Kennedy family, who inherited the property through marriage

c.1622 – Blairquhan Castle is taken over by the Whiteford family

1798 – The castle is sold to Sir David Hunter Blair

1820 – Sir David commissions the famous Scottish architect William Burn to build a new castle after the original building was neglected and left ruinous

1821 – The foundation stone of today’s Blairquhan Castle is laid

1824 – Building work is completed

1970 – Blairquhan opens its doors to paying guests for the first time

2005? – Oscar winning motion picture ‘The Queen’, starring Helen Mirren, is filmed at Blairquhan

2012 – The castle is sold to its current owners, Ganten Scotland