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Crichton Castle, Pathhead
(4.5/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web)
It receives thousands of visitors each year, from all over the world and is renowned not only for its historical importance, but for its dramatic setting, which has remained virtually unchanged for centuries.

1 April - 30 September , Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Some excellent partial ruins, very interesting example of one of the first straight staircases in a fortification, lovely walks all around the Tyne valley. 
  • I went with 3 young kids and took a picnic. We sat and had it on the grass outside. Kids loved the fact they could run around the grass and I liked they couldn't go anywhere for the fence lol. The cas...  more »
  • What remains of Crichton Castle stands a bit off the beaten track, admittedly, and getting there entails a longish walk from the car park. But it is well worth it - especially on a sunny day. We spent...  more »
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  • Brilliant castle in an incredible setting. Features a very unusual italian-inspired 15th century wall. Friendly staff too. Smart stables building too. Free parking. £4.50 admission. The church next door is also worth a visit.
  • An interesting castle, with some interesting features. Good views and some nice walks nearby.
  • Nice location. Shame its not free.
  • Its unspoilt landscape and a castle you can trip at thinkin of days of olde,,my dog macs restin place or roslin when his times up
  • A hidden gem. Close to my home and I often take a walk there. Its beautiful.