The Best Landmark in Dumfries & Galloway

Handpicked Top 3 Landmarks in Dumfries & Galloway, UK. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!

CAERLAVEROCK CASTLE

Glencaple, Dumfries & Galloway DG1 4RU

Since 1160

Castle, Landmarks, Architecture Structure, Historical Places, Heritage Site, Towers, Visitor Centre, Tea Room, Woodland Walk & Gift Shops

Free Admission: Member/Explorer Pass holder & Child under 5 - It is a moated triangular castle first built in the 13th century - The castle is in the care of Historic Scotland and is a popular tourist attraction

Price: Adult £6.00, Child aged 5-15 £3.60 & Concession £4.80

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1 April - 30 September: Mon - Sun 9:30 am - 5:30 pm 1 October - 31 March: Mon - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

We really enjoyed our visit to Caerlaverock, so different from the various stately homes we had visited over the last two weeks. There are fewer tourists in this part of Scotland, so it is not crowded with people. The castle was originally nearer the sea, but the coast has receded. The castle is an unusual shape and has a chequered history. Life must have been tough. One has to use one's imagination to think what the castle might have been like. The information centre with a short film.

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THREAVE CASTLE

Threave House, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway DG7 1TJ

Since 1370

Castle, Landmarks, Architecture Structure, Historical Places, Heritage Site, Artillery House, Bird Hide, Picnic Area & Events

Built by Archibald the Grim - It became a royal castle, and in the 16th century hereditary responsibility for Threave was given to the Lords Maxwell - Maintained by Historic Environment Scotland as a scheduled monument

Price: Adult £5 per Ticket, Child £3 per Ticket & Concession £4 per Ticket

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Mon - Sun 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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 afterwards. The castle itself, although small, was interesting to see and read about and it was lovely to have our picnic with the historic building and the river as the backdrop. Our daughters played a game of draughts on the giant board outside the castle and there was also the chance to see.

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CASTLE OF ST JOHN

Charlotte Street, Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway DG9 7EJ

Since 1510

Castle, Museum, Tourist Attraction, Landmarks, Architecture Structure, Historical Places, Heritage Site, Government Buildings, Activity Room, Programs & Events

It is an early 16th-century L-plan tower house - This medieval tower house was built around by Ninian Adair of Kilhurst, one of the most powerful Lairds of Wigtownshire - There is also an excellent activity room for families and children

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This is a lovely unassuming little castle/tower, which is a free must-see for anyone visiting Stranraer. Although it was our second time here, last visit being a year ago, it would appear that the small but 'tardis-like' castle had been partly replastered/painted and new information cards installed in each room...it certainly looked well maintained. The two ladies working there are extremely friendly, with a good knowledge of the place, and certainly made us feel very welcome to Stranraer.

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