MacLellan's Castle


Castle Street, Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbrightshire, DG6 4JD

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

    The remains of this late 16th century house show how architecture changed from the heavily defended tower house to a new, more domestic scale. Sir Thomas MacLellan of Bombie built the castle in 1582 to function as a grand family home.

    Head ‘below stairs’ into the dark vaults to get a sense of the working conditions of family servants and look out for the Laird’s Lug’, a secret spy hole behind the great hall fireplace, from which the laird could eavesdrop on his guests.

    Very occasionally the property has to close at short notice due to adverse weather conditions or other reasons out with our control. Please check the Historic Scotland closures page for any unexpected site closures You can also follow closure tweets from @welovehistory using #hsclosure. Alternatively please call the site before setting off to check they are open.

    4 Castle
    Green Tourism Silver
    Opening Times
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Apr 2016 - 30 Sep 2016

    Summer: 1 April - 30 Sept Daily 9.30am - 5.30pm (last entry 5pm)
    Winter: Closed

    Ticket Information
    Adult £4.50 per ticket
    Child £2.70 per ticket
    Concessions £3.60 per ticket

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


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    • On Public Transport Route


    • Children Welcome


    • ASVA Member
    • Level Access
    • Picnic Area

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome

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