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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
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Dumfries DG1 4RU, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A beautiful castle and grounds. Friendly staff. The children enjoyed roaming the grounds as did the adults. Recommend for a family day out.

Thank Kazza M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited on a beautiful sunny day—-self-guided—a gem. Be sure to take Vadtle Woods walk to left of castle . Takes you through old woods replete with wildflowers in season and to marshes (Merse). Can walk back along same path or along road to right back...More

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful setting and excellent ruins. Very friendly staff and all around castle lots of information. Lovely walks around grounds.

Thank 23Cookie
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to come to Caerlaverock Castle whilst visiting the area. There is a free car park and it costs £6 per person to visit the castle. You buy your tickets in the gift shop at the entrance and then walk down to the castle....More

Thank acs1984
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely castle - it's triangular!!!!! Quite bijou, but fascinating! Great to have a wander throughout. Swifts in and out to their nests, and boys very very thrilled that it was a castle with a moat! Small display area that gave the background to 'the siege'....More

Thank Helen R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived late one day just as they were closing - they recommended we come back next weekend - there will be jousting ! We did and it did not disappoint. Jousting as well as Castle were hugely entertaining - ended up being there 4 hours.

Thank jimatblackriver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The grounds and structures are very well maintained, clean and easily accesible. You can access all areas (the ones that have floors) within the main castle area and walk the grounds and through the woods. A cracking afternoon with the family and dog (again we...More

Thank Peter J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating history and unusual triangle shape castle, dating from 13th century onwards, with later additions. Skip the tea shop though - overpriced and not very good quality.

Thank Kig1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting wee castle with various nooks and crannies to explore. The exhibition, tea room and playpark make excellent additions.

Thank amyk6500
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this castle. Such pretty stone and beautiful carvings and special nooks in this triangle shaped castle complete with a moat. I also loved the gift shop. They had some unique offerings. It was a nice walk to the old castle foundations and we...More

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27 March 2018|
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Response from PC2103 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we spent 3 hours but we’re in no hurry. You could see most things in an hour.
Kristi S
21 January 2018|
Response from Jade W |
No the castle is situated far out of any bus route
Kristi S
21 January 2018|
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Response from caleytt | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no idea we were by car