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Threave Castle, Kirkcudbright

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  • What a wonderful place, friendly guides and unbelievable nature. Great for all the family. Remember to take a proper camera.  more »
  • Not only a wonderful castle ruin, had to be brought over by boat, but a wonderful opportunity to watch the wildlife and have helpful and informed staff with excellent viewing equipment.  more »
  • Interesting castle and location brought alive by first class guides Scott and Dylan. Dylan's knowledge of the history of the island was amazing and his enthusiasm was a pleasure to behold! Scott was v...  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.