Bughtrig House is a classical mansion but may incorporate, or stand on the site of, the castle of Bughtrig.
The old tower dated back to at least the 16th century when it was owned by the Dickson family.
The womenfolk of the Dickson family were renowned for their good looks, which was commemorated in verse.
Twixt Bughtrig and Belchester,
Hatchetnize and Darnchester,
Leitholm and the Peel,
If ye canna get a wife betwixt these
Ye’ll ne’er do weel.
The mansion was built in the late 18th century and extended later in the 19th century.
Alternative names for Bughtrig
Bochtridge; Boughtrig; Buchtrig; Bughtrig House