MacLellan's Castle, Kirkcudbright

Castle · Historic Site
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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  • this tower is the iconic photograph you associate with scotlands art town. currently the scaffoldings are up in a bid to save this symbol of kirkcudbright this is an l plan castle of typical scottish....  more »
  • I couldn't explore up close as necessary restoration work taking place but worth having a short walk from the centre to admire its history. The war memorial outside work looking at too  more »
  • We planned to visit McLellan castle as part of a heritage trip to Scotland and thought it would be three walls and a pile of rocks. We could not be more mistaken. We arrived to see a 5 story main...  more »
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  • I'm sure it's a lovely place but Google something or other seems to think I visited it but I didn't. I gave it 5 stars because I felt like it. Maybe I shall visit it some day. But for now I'm afraid you'll have to visit it yourself to see what its like
  • Was such a lovely day. Kirkcudbright is a lovely place to walk around
  • Not the biggest castle to go around for the price but still worth a look as it's part of history
  • It's in the middle of where the Glasgow Boys and girls lived and painted. Always go to the town hall gallery is great
  • Lovely place. To visit on. A sunny. Day. Lovely. Town. With bars shops nice. Place. To. Stop. Off. For. A few. Hours

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