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. 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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  • There are loads of ruined castles in South West Scotland but few right in the middle of a town. I have been to this castle before as a child and came again for the first time in 20 odd years this summ...  more »
  • We visited during our stay in Scotland, the castle is enjoyable to walk around with plenty to see and lots of ruins still standing. Allow a little over an hour to walk around. There is a fantastic yet...  more »
  • Castle has good info posts around the grounds. The upper level includes a little room for the head guy (laird???) from which to eavesdrop on guests in the main ghall. The jail room was suitably grim.  more »
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  • A quiz for the kids, friendly and welcoming staff and lots of interesting information to read as you explore the castle. I loved the secret room behind the fireplace, and it was great they'd set up the props in the kitchen to give it the feel of being lived in still. Really good fun and we were lucky the weather was nice too!
  • Worth a look but under some renovation. Kirkcudbright nice little town to visit whilst taking in the castle.
  • Love coming to Kirkcudbright, beautiful village a lot of history, always made to feel welcome
  • 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 😁😁😁
  • GREAT castle. Worth the visit.
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