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National Monuments Trust This is a National Monument of Brunant and as such may not be modified or dismantled. National Monuments Trust
Airdrie Castle
Airdrie castle
Location Koningstad, Cape Cross Parish
Type Historical
Selected 1951

Airdrie Castle is a large country estate that belonged to the Carrington family. Located in Cape Cross Parish, outside Koningstad, Brunant, it was the home of James Carrington and his descendants.

HistoryEdit

This stately palace was built between 1787 and 1799 and was styled like a 14th century castle. Much of the interior decorations were brought over from James Carrington's manor house in Scotland. French architect Alexandre de Villiers was hired to design and preside over the construction of the house and his Brunanter assistant van Hout was in charge of designing the gardens.

Carrington moved in to his home in 1797. When he died, his son David James Carrington became its owner. The house was owned by the Carrington family until 1948, when it was sold. In 1952, it became a National Monument. After some renovations, it opened in 1955 as a non-profit museum, which operates to this day.

MuseumEdit

The museum is open Monday to Saturday, 9:00 to 5:00. Admission fees are 6€ per person, or 5€ for children and elderly. The funds go towards the care of the house and grounds.

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