BEATLE PAUL MCCARTNEY BUYS FARM IN KINTYRE, SCOTLAND- THIS DAY 1966

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On this day in 1966 Beatle Paul McCartney taking the advice of his financial advisors in an attempt to protect his earnings from the taxman by purchasing property bought the High Park Farm near Campbeltown near the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland. It was a three bedroom farmhouse with 183 acres.

Paul’s girlfriend at the time, actress Jane Asher encouraged him to buy the dilapidated farmhouse as a place for him to get away from the craziness of Beatlemania. It wouldn’t be until 1969 when Paul married Linda Eastham that renovations occurred and McCartney would spend a lot of time there. The Beatles final #1 “The Long And Winding Road” was inspired by this area and of course Paul’s 1977 smash hit in the UK “Mull of Kintyre” was inspired by his time spent in the area. Paul still owns the farm but hasn’t spent much or any time there…

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