Caerlaverock Castle (Historic Scotland)
Caerlaverock, Near Dumfries
This is one of the finest castles in Scotland. Its most remarkable features are the twin-towered gatehouse and the Nithsdale Lodging, a splendid Renaissance range dating from 1638.
Access to a children’s adventure park and replica siege engines in front of castle and nature trail to the old castle is included. Recent excavations are currently being laid out for visitors. There is also a café and exhibition on siege warfare.
Castle or defences, Garden, parklands or rural site
Summer (1 April - 30 September), Monday to Sunday, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm
Winter (1 October - 31 March), Monday to Sunday, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm
The café is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday in the winter and every day in the summer.
2007 Admission prices
Adult £5.00 Child £2.50 Concessions £4.00
Please note: Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
- Historic Scotland
Stone carvings in the museum area and in the castle are hands-on exhibits. A nature trail in the nearby woodlands is not suitable for those using wheelchairs or visitors with limited mobility.