Threave Castle, Kirkcudbright

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  • This was our second visit to Threave Castle. 15 years ago there was no visitors centre or toilets and you were rowed across the the island. Now, there is a small visitors centre and good toilet facili...  more »
  • We especially love visiting castles as a family so when staying in the area we simply had to go. The family ticket for £16 was great value as it included a short boat trip across the river and back af...  more »
  • This castle is unusual because you have to get to it by boat. The castle itself is interesting but the whole visit was made special -especially for our two little granddaughters- by putting on life ja...  more »
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  • Beautifully maintained castle, which is nestled on an island. Involves a short walk on muddy paths and a short boat ride. You even need to call the boatman using a bell! Pretty exciting and a good day out. The Osprey viewing season is over, but we did spot a family of Peregrine falcons. A good family day out.
  • This place is a MUST if you find yourself in the Castle Douglas area. A gentle 10 minute stroll through nature to a jetty, where you ring a big brass bell to call the ferry man. Once on the Island, the Castle of Threave is all yours to explore. Imagine the great banquets and the cries from the prisoners in the dungeon! Everything is possible in Threave Castle ... listen to the Ospreys they may have tales to tell. If you sit patiently you may be rewarded with sights of otters playing in the river.
  • This was a superb castle to visit, from the walk between fields to get to the boat where we saw Red Kites, to the crossing itself over to the island where the castle sits. If it's a good day, take a picnic as the grounds are grassy and wonderful. The castle itself is spectacular, inside and out. When we visited there was restricted access to the tower due to Peregrine Falcons nesting. We were totally fine with it, but could see that folks could be displeased with not getting full access. Once back on the main land we visited the Osprey viewing point and saw the mother feeding her chicks. Very, very special! Altogether an excellent trip. Also, Dylan, who works for Historic Scotland is a font of information and can tell you about surrounding hillforts and other hidden gems to visit.
  • **Small boat ride is required to get to the castle** Varied wildlife, couple of different nesting birds of prey with knowledgeable, friendly and helpful staff at various areas. They have viewers on hand and will offer advice on the best views for the birds Bat sanctuary with walks. Glow in the dark signs by the looks of things. A small boat ride is required to get to the castle so be wary of that. Costs £5
  • Not a long visit as not much here. Very short boat journey across the river but a bit of a walk from the car park. Lovely scenery and we even managed to see an Osprey nesting near the castle

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