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Morton Castle, Dumfries
Categories: Ruins, Castles, Tourist Spots
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. Before you head to Dumfries, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Dumfries trip builder, to make sure you see all that Dumfries has to offer, including Morton Castle.
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We had a short but very pleasant walk around Morton Castle, its hard to find if you're driving, but worth seeing. Wonderful view out over the man made loch, and the ruins are very brooding and atmosph... read more »
We were in Scotland for the day and I was keen to see a bit of the history, especially castles. The road up to the castle is very narrow and windy, be hesitant to go up if your car is very precious to... read more »
We headed here after visiting Drumlanrig. We found the castle fairly easily using Google Maps. The road itself is single track the nearer you get to the castle but I was impressed by the condition of ... read more »
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