Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfries

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  • Took the dogs and found it lovely. Not too much to see and do....but still a lovely place just to relax and walk the dogs.  more »
  • Perfect ruined castle in a fantastic view. Its relaxing and good for the kids.Beautiful green area, lots of fresh air and wild life around as well, we do so many pictures on camera kids love do it.Hig...  more »
  • The castle is very interesting and interactive, beautifully maintained. The tea room and shop staff are equally as welcoming and informative. We bought two cream teas (sandwich filling of your choice)...  more »
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  • My family and I visited this unique castle in February this year. It was a bit of a drive from the main road along narrow lanes but very much worth the visit. There is ample parking and being winter we almost had the place to ourselves. We enjoyed exploring the ruins, learning its history and walking around the grounds. This was followed by lunch at the tearoom where they served simple but delicious food most of which is locally sourced.
  • A beautiful castle that was the home of the Maxwell family. The front aspect is well preserved, with much of the interior spaces in good condition. The remains of the older castles are located to the south in an easy walking distance. Our children loved dressing up and making their own coat of arms.
  • Excellent castle, with good walks, a moat and great play park area for the kids. Relatively accessible, for an ancient monument - the access involves some going over short grass but a lighter chair or one with off road access wheels.would manage fine
  • A beautiful ruined castle, set in its orginal moat. Behind the castle, are the foundations of an earlier fortified house/ walled compound. Very romantic on a bright day. Wellingtons recommended for rainy or wet days as the short trek to the earlier fort can be very muddy. Facilities include a shop and small cafe, public conveniences with disabled access. There is also small childrens play area. Well worth a visit.
  • Well tended grounds, informative boards and amazing views. For nature lovers sit a while by the moat for a glimpse of dragonflies etc. Coffee shop is excellent, and of you can manage the climb the view from the top of the tower is well worth the effort.
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