Threave Castle, Kirkcudbright

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  • August 20, 2017
    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 »
  • August 19, 2017
    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 »
  • August 13, 2017
    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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  • My most favourite castle in the world. I've been visiting it for 25 years. How many castles are on an island that you have to reach by going in a little motor boat (it used to be a rowing boat) after having rung a bell to call the boat over AND were built by a man called Archibald the Grim? Sometimes we find owl pellets around the base of the castle. Ospreys nest successfully nearby too, so take binoculars. We always take a picnic and chill out on the grass before taking a look around.
  • Lovely staff, fun tiny boat ride, cute island - but sadly the castle is rather limited. They seem to often have peregrines nesting at the top and therefore they shut off the top floor, leaving very little castle left to explore. Perhaps more of a bird watchers trip (they have an osprey nest viewing platform metres from the boat).
  • Hit an mis as to what you can see due to areas of limits because of birds nesting, however, not told that when we paid so a bit annoyed.
  • It was just a nice place to stumble upon and meet all the lovely staff. And the castle was very interesting and to be fair it wasn't even too expensive.
  • Really nice morning out, the castle is on an island that puts a little adventure into the visit for kids. Also, they're nesting Ospreys that can be viewed from a few hides.

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