Morton Castle, Dumfries

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#6 of 9 in Historic Sites in Dumfries
Take a stroll in the shadow of the massive medieval walls and soak in the beauty of the surrounding scenery at Morton Castle. While some disputes surround the exact time of the castle's construction, it most likely dates back to the 13th century, and for a large part of its life served as a stronghold for the mighty Douglas family. Now in ruins, the citadel remains a monument of medieval architecture, and the hill on which it stands commands amazing views of Morton Loch. Use our Dumfries road trip planning tool to visit Morton Castle on your trip to Dumfries, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Yes that is a road and it does lead to the castle! A muddy and small car park however it's quiet as the site is hard to find and has no facilities or charges. Castle Morton has a nature trail and a fe...  more »
  • We live not far from here so have enjoyed the walk around this castle on many occasions, frequently extending our walk to the full nature trail which is a delight. A wonderful spot for photos too. Don...  more »
  • The beauty and downfall of this place is its not particularly easy to find. Added to this is the walk thru rather long slippery grass to get to the castle. We could not find much history on this place...  more »
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  • It's local to me and it's in a beautiful setting very near the hills. Very nice place to visit in a sunny day. I would say the castle is not the easiest to find, but locals would help anyone to get there.
  • Good for a bit ood expiring in a short walk. Parking near castle good views. Ground can be a bit soggy and insects a plenty.
  • Stunning and highly scenic walk. Great for dogs and children as it's quite short and easy going.
  • Beautiful castle which is difficult to find but worth the pursuit. Recommended by Dylan at Threave Castle, as was the drive up to Glasgow via the A76. Absolutely incredible.
  • Lovely walk on a nice day with fantastic scenery. Although a lovely castle, there is not a lot to explore. The castle has made it on the silver screen. Scenes from 49 steps and outlander filmed here.

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