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Threave Castle

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“boat trip”(31 reviews)
“ring the bell”(27 reviews)
Cross the River Dee by boat to visit this enchanting castle on its own island. Once the bustling base of its creator, Archibald the Grim, it is now an ideal spot for exploring, picnicking and perhaps, painting. The island is rich with wildflowers in...more
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Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright DG7 1TJ, Scotland
+44 7711 223101
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All reviews boat trip viewing platform ring the bell across the river car park osprey nest small boat nature reserve lovely walk bird watching circular walk historic scotland bird hide information boards roe closed due ticket office
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We decided to follow the GPS directions to Threave Castle, which actually took us to the opposite side. Unfortunately, we ended up in the drive of a local farmer rather than the expected parking lot, so we went back out on the road again, only...More

Thank geismom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a step back into history with something of a twist. Access to Threave Castle is very simple being on the outskirts of Castle Douglas just off the A75. It is well signed and has ample free parking. Tickets are available in the visitor...More

Thank Alfred C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a 2/3 hour relaxing trip here. Very friendly boat guide who gave us some tips. Leave an hour or more for the nature walk if possible, we saw lots of kites and a deer. Would recommend binoculars if you’ve got them for this part.

Thank Jude M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our trip here. Free car park. Pay in the visitor centre and walk 800m or so along fenced pathways through fields to the River Dee. Ring the bell for the custodian who will cross the short stretch of water from the island to...More

Thank bluelizard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots to read about and lovely grounds to walk around. I am not always appreciative of just anfewmlow Walls but this castle could give you an real idea of the history. Good refreshments too!

Thank Bow021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is well worth a visit. You have a walk of about 800 M from the car park along an easy path to get to the river. The castle is actually on an island and you get a very short boat trip across the castle...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a popular place ,but pretty quiet in sept when we went. Parked at free car park where there is a small info centre with toilets nearby.you pay to go to the island with the castle on but we had our dog with us...More

Thank angela w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

wonderful, lovely little walk and even got to Osprey watch, such a lovely place off the beaten track

Thank cutey_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dogs not allowed on the island, nice walk around it but couldnt get near the castle due to bad dog policy. I guess this might be due to dogs on boats mot mixing but maybe could be revied out of season !

Thank Richard m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a good a good castle to take 2 young boys. they liked the ringing of the bell to get a boat to cross the island good information boards the castle was good inside and informative. The walks around the grounds are nice also...More

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David A
29 June 2018|
Response from KateDenby |
The Osprey centre is a small building adjacent to the car parking area for the castle. There is small toilet block there too. Just Park up, wander in, buy tickets and ask any questions you have as the staff all seem very... More
Christine G
25 June 2018|
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Response from rcryall59 | Reviewed this property |
Didn't use sat nav, sorry. Very well signed from Carlingwalk Loch south of Castle Douglas.
Howard B
7 March 2018|
Response from suziecoop01 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Howard no just in the spring/summer.