Another, under the care of the Historic Scotland and well off the beaten track. Even our GPS did not get us there. We were told “you have reached your destination”, when we could look off to the right of the car, through a fence, down a rolling field and up a hill to see the castle standing off in the distance.
When we did arrive, it was to another Historic Scotland site. Typical of these sights it was a well-preserved ruin, rich in history and completely free of other people. It takes about 45 minutes to an hour to explore the castle and barn but, the real experience for us was the church. The church is closed to the public but, the castle keeper was kind enough to call the person who had the keys and this person opened the church for us to explore. This turned out to be one of our best vacation days ever.
The castle is great to see but, would not make out top 10 list. The private tour of the church however bumped this experience way up on our list of favorites from our vacation.
I have separately reviewed the church – as Crichton Collegiate Church.
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