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Maclellan's Castle

Late 16th century noble residence

Maclellan's Castle

The remains of this late 16th century noble residence demonstrate how architecture evolved from the heavily defended tower house to a new more domestic, if grand, scale.

Highlights

  • ‘Below stairs’ – the dark vaults convey a wonderful impression of the working conditions of family servants.
  • ‘Laird’s Lug’ – the secret spy hole behind the great hall fireplace, from which the laird could eavesdrop on his guests.
  • The MacLellan Monument – the memorial erected to the memory of Sir Thomas and Lady Grissel MacLellan, in the adjacent Greyfriars Church.
Green Tourism Award - Silver

Location

Region – Dumfries and Galloway
Postcode: DG6 4JD

Opening arrangements

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

Admission prices

Summer
Adult £4.50, Child £2.70, Concession £3.60

Events at Maclellan's Castle

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5 September 2015

Weaving the Unicorn exhibition

Stirling Castle

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The Other Mary Exhibition

Stirling Castle

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Jack Vettriano Exhibition

Duff House

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Wandering Home - an exhibition by Thomas Joshua Cooper

Glasgow Cathedral

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Highlanders in Revolt!

Urquhart Castle

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