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Arbigland

A mansion house and estate in Dumfries and Galloway, Arbigland lies on the Solway Firth coast to the southeast of Kirkbean. The classically-styled Arbigland House was built in 1755 by improving laird and gentleman architect William Craik (1703-98) and a small dower house called The House on the Shore was built in 1936 by Kathleen Blackett-Swiny. Founder of the United States Navy John Paul Jones, whose father was a gardener at Arbigland, was born in a cottage in the grounds on 6th July 1747. The gardens at Arbigland are open to the public at selected times during the summer months.


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