Frontier postCaerlaverock Castle is one of Scotland’s great medieval fortresses. For 400 years it stood on the very edge of the kingdom. To the south, across the Solway Firth, lay England. For most of its history, Caerlaverock played an important role in the defence of the realm.
Unique castleCaerlaverock’s triangular shape is unique among British castles. Why it was built this way is not known. A walk around the castle gives a sense of its strength, its economy of form and its pleasing geometry. Three lengths of defensive curtain wall are linked at their three angles by high corner towers. The north tower, facing into Scotland, is a mightily impressive twin-towered gatehouse, where the Maxwells had their private suite of rooms.
Tale of two siegesCaerlaverock was besieged and captured on numerous occasions. However, two sieges stand out.
Weaving the Unicorn exhibition
The Other Mary Exhibition
Ring of Brodgar Walk
Ring Of Brodgar Stone Circle and Henge
And Yet it Stands
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Jack Vettriano Exhibition
Standing Stones of Stenness Walk
Stones Of Stenness Circle And Henge
A Sword for my Chief
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