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Cardoness Castle

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“tower house”(7 reviews)
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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. Cardoness Castle is a well-preserved ruin where you can admire the exquisite architectural detail of...more
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Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2EH, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Set on a hill it's a bit of a trek up but it's the highlight of my week in Dumfries and Galloway. Climbed to the top the views are wonderful. The little garden at the back was full of tits,chaffich,goldfinch and we saw a nuthatch...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The custodian was very welcoming and informative. A spiral staircase takes you up eventually to the top of the tower where we enjoyed amazing views over the estuary. Not for the faint hearted though!

Thank john e
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a stop by on our way but worth it. Stretched legs and enjoyed a bit of history. There are some good views from higher levels of the tower.

Thank z00mb1e
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth the climb to the top of the tower on a great layout - Not an attraction that will take you far off your route as its next to the main radon but what a view!

Thank P6267BZtimothyb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely if brief visit to Cardonesse Castle late one afternoon, and were very pleased to find that it stays open until 5.30pm. The little welcome centre was very interesting and informative, and the lovely lady on the desk made us feel very...More

Thank Lilia939
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely spot to while away 45 minutes or so. The castle has an interesting history, is fairly easily accessible for able bodied people, and has good information about it both in the visitor centre and the castle itself. Well worth the entrance fee

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 12 August 2018

It was a nice visit to a castle for the children but not good value for money. They did not offer a family price ticket, which I find very unusual, only if you are planning to visit more castles in a package deal. The lady...More

Thank MattG282
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed visiting this 16th century castle and climbing to the top. We were the only visitors apart from a family of swallows nesting there. Good information board and friendly lady at reception.

Thank Loopallu2011
Reviewed 12 July 2018

A place to visit if you are in the area peaceful and pleasant to wall around with some very good views.

Thank Bazza199
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Well preserved, good family history type experience, wonderful staff, great view from the tower, lots of access. A very nice stop off and break point. Love the legend of the clan leader executed for dragging a rival widow out of her sick bed in winter...More

Thank Jim P
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Karen M
15 July 2017|
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Response from David_M186525 | Reviewed this property |
Yes in the grounds but not in the castle itself the policy is on the Historic Scotland web site