MacLellan's Castle, Kirkcudbright

Explore the nooks and crannies of MacLellan's Castle for a trip back in time. The 16th-century edifice, now in partial ruins and covered in ivy, served as the home for the MacLellan family and was later owned by the Earls of Selkirk. Peek below the stairs to get a sense of how the family servants lived, witness secret conversations through the disguised spy hole, and gaze out at the castle's beautiful surroundings from the tower. Make sure to bring your camera along, as the castle provides a great backdrop for some magical vacation photos. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to MacLellan's Castle and many more Kirkcudbright attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Kirkcudbright day trip planner .
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  • We visited here with 2 children aged 9 & 3. We have been here many times before so know we could get round the castle very quickly. However, the children were given a 'treasure hunt' trail with things...  more »
  • This is an imposing building, although derelict. At present, it is being rebuilt slowly, by craftsmen. Well worth a visit.  more »
  • Beautiful ruin in the middle of Kirkcudbright. Nice from the outside. It is surrounded by a beautiful park with shade-giving old stock of trees. The ruins around are shops, supermarket, etc.
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  • Fantastic ruins in the heart of town. Beautifully protected by Historic Scotland. Custodian was helpful, interesting and knowledgeable. Well worth a visit when in the area 😁😁😁
  • Interesting compact castle, worth visiting if you're near Kirkcudbright, but at the moment (Sep 2017) conservation work is being undertaken and the scaffolding restricts visitor access slightly.
  • No trip to Kirkcudbright is complete without a visit here. An iconic building which dominates the high street, this is a great place for young and old to explore and learn more about the local history.
  • Expensive for what is there but an important heritage site
  • Ok place but didn't get to see MacLellan

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