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Caerlaverock Castle

This moated castle has been witness to two famous sieges and although ruined, it is still spectacular...


Although ruine, the castle is still a fobidding structure and well worth a visit. During its history it withstood two seiges. Its triangular plan is most unusual.

Caerlaverock Castle has a children's adventure park, two model siege engines, and nature trail in its grounds, Siege Exhibition and cafe.

Visitors with a physical disability can see most of the ground floor and courtyard of the castle and a substantial part of the grounds. The visitor centre, shop and display area are wheelchair accessible. Stone carvings in the museum area and in the castle are hands-on exhibits.

A nature trail in the nearby woodlands is not suitable for those using wheelchairs or visitors with limited mobility.

Opening Times

9.30-5.30 in summer and closes at 4.30 in winter

Contact Phone Number

01387 770 244

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Travel Directions to Caerlaverock Castle

Travel Directions

The castle is located 13km south east of Dumfries on the B725.

Public Transport 

From train station walk to Leafield Road. Take Stagecoach Western no D6A to Caerlaverrock (22 mins). Walk down drive from road end to castle (5 mins).

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