Paul McCartney Buys High Park Farm

On June 17th 1966 Paul McCartney purchased High Park Farm near the Mull of Kintyre; a Scottish farmhouse with 183 acres of land. McCartney was encouraged by his financial advisers to invest some of his money in property; plus his then girlfriend Jane Asher convinced him it would be a safe haven away from Beatlemania.

 Paul McCartney, Jane Asher and Paul's sheepdog Martha at High Park Farm, circa 1967.

Paul McCartney, Jane Asher and Paul's sheepdog Martha at High Park Farm, circa 1967.

 High Park Farm in Cambletown, near the Mull of Kyntyre.

High Park Farm in Cambletown, near the Mull of Kyntyre.

 "It's 200 acres and a farmhouse as well. It was well worth the money as far as I'm concerned. But don't think I'm a big property tycoon. I only buy places I like." - Paul McCartney

The farmhouse was in much need of repair but because of commitments to The Beatles McCartney didn't begin renovations until 1969, after he split up with Asher and married Linda Eastman.

The Mull of Kintyre was made famous by Paul McCartney and Wings after Paul wrote and released the number one single in 1977. Paul was also inspired to write The Long and Windong Road by the beauty of Scotland and the rural dwelling in which he often took refuge. 

Photos by Linda McCartney. 

 Paul McCartney at High Park Farm, circa 1969.

Paul McCartney at High Park Farm, circa 1969.

 Paul McCartney at High Park Farm, circa 1969.

Paul McCartney at High Park Farm, circa 1969.

 Paul McCartney in Scotland, circa 1969.

Paul McCartney in Scotland, circa 1969.

 Paul and Heather McCartney at High Park Farm, circa 1969.

Paul and Heather McCartney at High Park Farm, circa 1969.

 Paul McCartney at High Park Farm, circa 1969.

Paul McCartney at High Park Farm, circa 1969.

 Paul McCartney at High Park Farm, circa 1969.

Paul McCartney at High Park Farm, circa 1969.