Caerlaverock Castle

LOCATION

CAERLAVEROCK, DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY

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Opening status: Soft/partially open

Our View

This ancient seat of the Maxwell family is a splendid medieval stronghold dating back to the 13th century. It has high walls and round towers, with machicolations added in the 15th century.

Caerlaverock Castle
Glencaple, CAERLAVEROCK, DG1 4RU
Phone : 01387 770244

Features

Facilities
  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
Accessibility
  • Most of castle grpund floor and grounds accessible, nature trail in the nearby woods not suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • Facilities: Drop off at visitor centre, audio visual presentation, induction loop
  • Accessible toilets
Opening Times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open all year, daily Apr-Sep, 9.30-5.30; Oct-Mar 10-4 (last admission 30mins before closing). Café open Apr-Sep, daily 10-4.30; Oct daily 10-3.30; Nov-Mar, Fri-Mon & Wed 10-3.30. Closed 25-26 Dec & 1-2 Jan. Check website for unexpected clo

About The area

Discover Dumfries & Galloway

Dumfries and Galloway is a wonderfully undiscovered corner of Scotland – a romantic land of wooded glens, high hills and exposed moorland, haunted by its colourful past and the ghosts of those who fell in fierce and bloody battles. Heading west from Gretna Green you soon reach Dumfries, straddling the River Nith, where you may see red-breasted mergansers in summer.

The market town has strong associations with one of Scotland’s most famous sons, Robert Burns, who farmed nearby and returned to Dumfries towards the end of his life. You’ll find Burns-related visitor attractions around town, plus a portfolio of other sights ranging from ruined castles and abbeys to quirky museums. You can see for miles from the Camera Obscura, which occupies the top floor of the 18th-century windmill.

To the north lies a vast and endless landscape; mile upon mile of open moorland and afforested slopes stretching towards the Ayrshire coast. On the long haul to Stanraer, you’ll want to make regular stops and visit places like Gatehouse of Fleet, a delightful 18th-century planned town, and Creetown, a planned village on the estuary on the River Cree. Perfect for walking and fishing, Dumfries and Galloway seems gloriously untouched by 20th-century progress.

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