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Morton Castle

A76-a702 | Nithsdale, Dumfries DG3 5EH, Scotland
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Beautiful spot for a castle!

A must visit if you are in the area. The castle is a ruin but it is supper interesting and it is... read more

Reviewed today
Florencia G
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Off the road, but interesting

Castle ruins from the 11th century, but very interesting to visit and get an idea of how people... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
AshHind
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A76-a702 | Nithsdale, Dumfries DG3 5EH, Scotland
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A must visit if you are in the area. The castle is a ruin but it is supper interesting and it is situated in the most stunning landscape in Dumfries & Galloway. It is also very near other amazing places. So if you are in...More

Thank Florencia G
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Castle ruins from the 11th century, but very interesting to visit and get an idea of how people lived centuries ago.

Thank AshHind
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Discovered her almost by accident as my wife was visiting someone in Thornhill who is not fond of dogs so I looked for somewhere within walking distance. The route up from the centre of Thornhill takes around 1 hour 15 mins but the return is...More

Thank David C
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Almost reluctant to tell everyone about this hidden gem as its isolation and tranquillity are wonderful. We stayed nearby and were able to walk up through the forest. Fortunate to see it in evening sunshine. It is surrounded by hills with a small loch in...More

Thank lhdh55
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend visited this castle whilst staying in Durisdeer and it is absolutely beautiful! It is in the middle of nowhere. When we arrived at midday we were the only people there which was perfect as it meant we could soak in the...More

Thank sophie-louise1995
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely ruins hidden away from it all with fantastic views of the loch. Also did the walk which is signposted but watch out if you take a dog some of the fields have sheep

Thank julessinco
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

Yes that is a road and it does lead to the castle! A muddy and small car park however it's quiet as the site is hard to find and has no facilities or charges. Castle Morton has a nature trail and a few information boards...More

Thank Rossergruffydd
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

We live not far from here so have enjoyed the walk around this castle on many occasions, frequently extending our walk to the full nature trail which is a delight. A wonderful spot for photos too. Don't miss it.

1  Thank Heather H
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

The beauty and downfall of this place is its not particularly easy to find. Added to this is the walk thru rather long slippery grass to get to the castle. We could not find much history on this place but it stands on the hill,...More

Thank Nalpick
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

There are castles you visit on a formal basis and then there's Morton Castle. There's no turnstile, no admission charge, no gift shop, nothing at all like that. Just a castle ruin across a field, with a commanding view over a small loch and the...More

1  Thank i2c_JP
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