The village of Dunure is located 5 miles (8km) north west of Maybole in South Ayrshire. This fishing village is a fairly recent addition to the coastline, dating from the early 19th century. The harbour was improved in 1811, and along with the creation of building leases in 1819, led to the development of the village as a fishing station. Notable structures include Dunure House, built in 1800, Dunure Mill, and Dunure Castle at which the Commendator of Crossraguel Abbey was roasted.