Castles in Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Looking onto Caerlaverock Castle through the grass
    Caerlaverock Castle, near Dumfries
  • Castle of St John, Stranraer
    Castle of St John
  • Drumlanrig Castle, near Thornhill
    Drumlanrig Castle
  • Morton Castle, near Carronbridge
    Morton Castle
  • Threave Castle, west of Castle Douglas
    Threave Castle

Take a stroll around the beautiful castles of Dumfries & Galloway and hear unique and fascinating tales.

From the turbulent history of Britain’s only triangular castle, Caerlaverock, to the six storey tower house of Cardoness beside the River Fleet, each and every castle in Dumfries & Galloway is worth a visit.

Use the information listings to plan a trip to one or all of Dumfries & Galloway’s castles.

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  1. Caerlaverock Castle

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    Glencaple

    Visit Caerlaverock Castle and discover one of Scotland’s great medieval fortresses.

  2. Castle Of St John

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    Stranraer

    This medieval tower house was built around 1500 by Ninian Adair of Kilhurst, one of the most powerful Lairds of Wigtownshire.

  3. Threave Castle

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    Castle Douglas

    Situated on an island in the middle of the River Dee, this formidable castle is only reachable by boat.

  4. Drumlanrig Castle

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    Thornhill

    Explore the vast estate and enchanting interior of one of Scotland’s finest stately homes. The magnificent 17th century Drumlanrig Castle boasts over 40 acres of beautiful maintained gardens and offers a range of of activities for the whole family.

  5. Morton Castle

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    Thornhill

    Once a stronghold of the Douglases, Morton Castle is a fine late 13th-century hall house.

  6. MacLellan's Castle

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    Dumfries & Galloway

    Visit this impressive townhouse and discover a 16th century family home.

  7. Cardoness Castle

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    Gatehouse-of-Fleet

    A fine example of a Scottish tower-house castle, Cardoness Castle was built in the later 15th century as the fortified residence of the McCullochs.

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    Stranraer

    Castle Kennedy, now a romantic ruin is believed to have been standing in the 14th Century however there are sadly no surviving pictures, since the Castle and virtually all its contents were destroyed by fire in 1716.

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