Caerlaverock Castle - Historic Scotland

Caerlaverock Castle
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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.

Venue Type:

Castle or defences, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

1 April - 30 September, daily, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm
1 October - 31 March, daily, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm

Last ticket sold 30 minutes before closing time.

Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day (25 & 26 December) and 1st & 2nd January.

Admission charges

Adult £5.50, Child £3.30, Concession £4.40

Admission prices are subject to change.

Discounts

  • Historic Scotland
Getting there

From train station walk to Leafield Road. Take Stagecoach Western no D6A to Caerlaverrock (22 mins). Walk down drive from road end to castle (5 mins).

Additional info

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.

Collection details

Architecture, Law and Order, Social History, Weapons and War

Getting there

From train station walk to Leafield Road. Take Stagecoach Western no D6A to Caerlaverrock (22 mins). Walk down drive from road end to castle (5 mins).

Caerlaverock Castle - Historic Scotland
Caerlaverock Castle
Caerlaverock, Near Dumfries
Dumfries
DG1 4RN
Scotland

Website

www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/index/places/propertyresults/propertyabout.htm?PropID=PL_047&PropName=Caerlaverock%20Castle

Telephone

01387 770244

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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