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Historic Scotland- Caerlaverock Castle

 
History & Heritage
Caerlaverock

Plan your visit

Due to access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure while we undertake high level masonry inspections, there is currently no visitor access to the castle.

The grounds, shop and toilet are accessible.

No booking currently required and while the castle is closed there is no admission charge. 

What will be open during your visit

  • Shop
  • Toilets 
  • Car park for visitors only

This castle is currently closed as a precautionary measure while we undertake site inspections. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Find out more about our conservation work by clicking here 

The epitome of the moated, medieval stronghold, Caerlaverock Castle’s great triangular defences guard the Solway shore. This site has had a turbulent past. In 1300, its 60-strong garrison was defeated by Edward I’s vast English army in a siege.

Despite the castle’s rugged appearance, its walls conceal a stunning Renaissance residence of the 1630s. See bluebells in spring, dragonflies and wildflowers in summer and barnacle geese in winter.

 

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Contact Information

8m SE of Dumfries on the B725
Caerlaverock
DG1 4RU

01387 770244

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Opening Hours

Due to access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure while we undertake high level masonry inspections, there is currently no visitor access to the castle.

The grounds, shop and toilet are accessible. Opening times:

Daily, 10am to 5pm

Pricing

Currently free whilst there is no visitor access to the castle. The grounds, shop and toilet are accessible.

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8m SE of Dumfries on the B725
Caerlaverock
DG1 4RU

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