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Threave Castle

On an island in the River Dee stands Threave Castle, a massive 14th century tower built by Archibald the Grim, Lord of Galloway.

Threave Castle

Please note that the castle will be closed until the 6th May (inclusive).


On an island in the River Dee stands Threave Castle, a massive 14th century tower built by Archibald the Grim, Lord of Galloway.

The stronghold of the Black Douglases, it has at its base an artillery fortification built before 1455 when James II besieged the castle.


Highlights

  • The location – on an island in the River Dee, accessible only by boat.
  • The castle’s formidable presence – an awesome tower house, the equivalent of a 10-storey block of flats.
  • The artillery house – an innovative defence years ahead of its time.
Green Tourism Award - Silver

Location

Region – Dumfries and Galloway
Postcode: DG7 1TJ

Opening arrangements

Summer
25 March - 30 September,, Daily, 10am to last outward sailing at 4.30pm. Last return sailing at 5.00pm

Winter (Oct only)
1 - 31 October,, Daily, 10am to last outward sailing at 3.30pm. Last return sailing at 4.00pm

Admission prices

All year
Adult £4.50, Child £2.70, Concession £3.60

Events at Threave Castle

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30 April 2016

Weaving the Unicorn exhibition

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David Roberts Exhibition

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Kaleidoscope II

Duff House

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Music Through the Ages

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John Comyn, Patriot

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