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  Caerlaverock Castle
by stevezero

Caerlaverock Castle is most people's idea of a real castle. old, romantic, turreted and surrounded by a moat. It was built by the Maxwell family originally in the 13th century. it was attacked by Edward I, in 1300 during the Wars of Independence.
It is triangular in shape with a turret at each corner and a double turret at the other.
It was attacked by Covenanters in 1640 and then dismantled. Some coutryard buildings were later added by the earl of Nithsdale.

In the care of Historic Scotland
Admission charge Adults 4.00

For me this one is better than Edinburgh, and a lot less busy

Directions: 12kms South of Dumfries on the B725
Phone: 01387 770 244

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 21, 2005
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