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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  • What's not to LOVE about this Castle. I have visited many times and will many times, it is great for all. The staff are pleasant and helpful. There is a small shop and cafe, there is ample parking and a kids play area .
  • What a smashing castle! They've got medieval costumes you can wear as you go round to get into character, a introductory film starring Baldrick - I mean, Sir Tony Robinson, - and there's just so much to see. Wandering round the triangular castle, exploring the grounds, eating scones in the tea shop.. there's a kids play area too! A really great place to visit and enjoyed by the whole family.
  • I visited late afternoon and it was so peaceful. Lots of birds singing. Swifts or Swallows darting about. Interesting fortifications. Well maintained grounds. Play area/adventure playground for kids. Picnic tables.
  • What an astonishing sight, if you have not seen a real castle, even if it was destroyed and only the ruins can be seen. This once magnificent castle was build in the late 13th century and was in 1640, after a 13 weeks siege, partial destroyed. The remains can be seen today. It is a pity that this once magnificent building was never restored. If you are in the vicinity visit the ruins.
  • Was impressed with the visitors information room. Gave an excellent description of the history of the castle and the battle seige of the Scots by the English army. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area !
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