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Castle Douglas
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Historic Scotland- Threave Castle
3m W of Castle Douglas on the A75
Castle Douglas

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Cross the River Dee by boat to visit this enchanting castle set on its own island. Rich with wildflowers in summer; you might see ospreys and otters hunting in the river.

The castle was besieged by King James II for two months in 1455, and fell after the king bribed the garrison to surrender.


Tickets are available from the NTS Osprey Centre (closed 12pm to 12.30pm), and not on the island. Last tickets available at 4.15pm.

Member/Explorer Pass holder: FREE
Adult: £6.00
Child aged 5–15: £3.60
Child under 5: FREE
Concession: £4.80

Opening Times

1 April to 30 September 2019:
Daily, 10am to 4.30pm (last outward sailing)

1 to 31 October 2019:
Daily, 10am to 3.30pm (last outward sailing)

Closed 1 November 2019- 31 March 2020

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