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Caerlaverock Castle (HES)
Caerlaverock Castle (HES)

Caerlaverock Castle (HES)

One of the finest castles in Scotland, surrounded by moats it has stood guard over the Solway Firth for more than 400 years.

The epitome of the moated, medieval stronghold, Caerlaverock's great triangular defences guard the Solway Shore. This site has had a turbulent past. In 1300, its 60-strong garrison was defeated by Edward I's vast English army in a siege commemorated in verse.Despite the castle's rugged appearance, its walls conceal a stunning Renaissance residence of the 1630s. Today, visitors can enjoy a siege warfare exhibition, a children's play area and a trail through the woodland to the remains of an older castle. See bluebells in spring, dragonflies and wildflowers in summer and barnacle geese in winter.

Contact and Information

Caerlaverock
Dumfries
DG1 4RU
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1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 5pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Daily, 10am to 4pm
Last entry 3.30pm

Facilities

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Café/Restaurant onsite
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Toilets Available
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Gift Shop
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Disabled Toilets
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Picnic Area

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