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Castles & Houses in Dumfries & Galloway

The beautiful castles of Dumfries & Galloway are veritable attractions in any trip. From the turbulent history of Britain’s only triangular castle, Caerlaverock, to the six storey tower house of Cardoness beside the River Fleet, there is  a lot to explore and experience in this part of the world.

Dumfries House

Originally a Palladian Country House, the ‘Dumfries House’ is quoted to be one among Britain’s beautiful, stately homes.

Lochnaw Castle

16th century tower house that is home to Agnew clan and after restoration is now again a private residence. near Stranraer.

Threave Castle

Massive tower house on an island which was the home of Black Douglas in the C15th until 1455. Managed by Historic Scotland and excellent example of the mediaeval castle architects art.

Dumcrieff House

Elegant classical mansion outside Moffat once owned by Macadam famous for inventing tarmac. There is a roller he used still in the grounds.

Gilnockie Tower

Once the home to the powerful Reiver family of the Armstrongs and the site of their demise. 16th century Tower house now fully restored as the Armstrong Clan centre

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