Historic Scotland- Caerlaverock Castle
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
- Car park for visitors only
This castle is currently closed as a precautionary measure while we undertake site inspections. We apologise for any inconvenience.
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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.