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Caerlaverock Castle

With its moat, twin towered gatehouse and imposing battlements, Caerlaverock Castle is the epitome of the medieval stronghold.

Caerlaverock Castle

With its moat, twin towered gatehouse and imposing battlements, Caerlaverock Castle is the epitome of the medieval stronghold.

The castle’s turbulent history owes much to its proximity to England which brought it into border conflicts.

Visitors can enjoy a siege warfare exhibition, a children’s play area and a nature trail.

The shop and cafe are open throughout the year (the cafe has restricted hours in winter).


Highlights

  • The defensive walls – formidable red sandstone walls, unique in Britain for their triangular shape.

  • The Nithsdale Lodging – a remarkable 17th-century residence in the castle courtyard.

  • The nature trail – leading around the castle moat and through the woods to the site of the old castle.

Green Tourism Award - Gold

Location

Region – Dumfries and Galloway
Postcode: DG1 4RU

Opening arrangements

Summer
1 April - 30 September , Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30am to 5.30pm (last entry 5pm)

Winter
1 October - 31 March , Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 10am to 4pm (last entry 3.30pm)

Admission prices

All year
Adult £5.50, Child £3.30, Concession £4.40

Events at Caerlaverock Castle

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1 May 2016

Weaving the Unicorn exhibition

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David Roberts Exhibition

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Kaleidoscope II

Duff House

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Conservation Day

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Music Through the Ages

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John Comyn, Patriot

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