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Loch Doon Castle
Loch Doon Castle

Loch Doon Castle

Loch Doon Castle is an eleven-sided, curtain-walled castle designed to defend its original island site at the southern end of Loch Doon.

The original castle dates from the 13th or 14th century, but it is believed that a much earlier settlement was sited on a small island to the south end of Loch Doon. In 1826, nine ancient canoes containing an oak war-club and a battle-axe were discovered nearby and some of the relics can be seen at the Hunterian Museum in Glasgow. It is believed that portcullis gates, which protected the castle, still lie submerged after being thrown into the loch during an attack. Visitors to the area can enjoy free fishing on the loch, cycle trails, outstanding scenery and hills to challenge experienced walkers. 

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Loch Doon Castle is free to visit and open year-round.

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