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With its moat, twin towered gatehouse and imposing battlements, this awe-inspiring castle is the epitome of the medieval stronghold and one of the finest castles in Scotland. Although ruined, Caerlaverock is still a substantial structure and you can...more
All reviews tony robinson historic scotland triangular shape nooks and crannies nature reserve well worth a visit short film ticket office scottish heritage water filled tea room beautiful setting woodland walk gift shop interesting history information boards on site
This castle was by far our favorite ruin. It's so massive and there is so much to see. We spent a good two hours here. The initial ruin is so majestic and there are so many rooms and stairways to explore. I can't express enough...More
The castle is an unusual design and well worth a visit.It was an important stronghold during the Scottish Wars of Independence. Caerlaverock Castle was attacked by Edward the First in 1300 with 87 knights 3000 men and several siege engines.Outnumbered 50 to 1 the defenders...More
I suppose I’m a bit of a philistine when it comes to castles as in my own head they’re either a) a pile of rubble (boring) or b) a stately home (even more so) however this one’s a belter.
Absolutely wonderful 13th century moated, triangular...More
we took our oldest son here whe he was up for the weekend from down south and we had a great time the castle is stunning with little tell tale signs of how the cooks delivered the food to the big fat cats at dinner...More
We are pretty much regulers at the castle and enjoy the country side surrounding it. You can walk around the outside of the Castle next to the moat.
In the castle if you have kids they'll absolutely love it... so many places to run and...More
Plenty of parking and a nice visitor centre with helpful staff. guide books are available. A wonderful castle with a moat around it albeit there is a lot of weed in it now. Start by walking around the castle on the top of the moat...More
English Heritage members rejoice - they have a reciprocal arrangement with Historic Scotland so expect to get in for free after your first year of membership.
The admission cost is not just to enter the castle - the grounds, car park and exhibition are included...More