Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfries
The B735 leads past the imposing ruins of Caerlaverock Castle (8mi/13km to the southwest) which was once the home of the Maxwell family. The castle dates from 1270 when the English established a bridgehead here in order to mount an invasion of the rest of Scotland. The triangular fortress plus drawbridge and water-filled moat was altered in the 15th century and a double-tower gate house was added.
Caerlaverock Castle Map
Official site: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk
Address: Longmore House, Salisbury Place, Jedburgh TD8 6JQ, Scotland
Entrance fee: FREE
Disability Access: Full facilities for persons with disabilities.
Typical Visit: 1 hour
Map - Caerlaverock Castle
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