MacLellan's Castle, Kirkcudbright

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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. Add MacLellan's Castle to your Kirkcudbright travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Kirkcudbright trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 7, 2017
    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 »
  • August 7, 2017
    This is an imposing building, although derelict. At present, it is being rebuilt slowly, by craftsmen. Well worth a visit.  more »
  • June 29, 2017
    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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  • Ok place but didn't get to see MacLellan
  • This is a great place to visit with all the family.
  • Beautiful old castle, but not much to see for your money
  • Nice to see our ancestors' home!
  • absolutely great castle to visit! you can walk inside and go back to medival times! the admission charge is justified.

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