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Caerlaverock Castle

Caerlaverock Castle Review

The stunningly beautiful moated Caerlaverock Castle stands in splendid isolation amid the surrounding wetlands that form the Caerlaverock Nature Reserve. Built in a unique triangular design, this 13th-century fortress has solid-sandstone masonry and an imposing double-tower gatehouse. King Edward I of England (1239–1307) besieged the castle in 1300, when his forces occupied much of Scotland at the start of the Wars of Independence. A splendid residence was built inside in the 1600s.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Off B725, 7 miles from Ruthwell Ruthwell, DG1 4RU | Map It
  • Phone: 01387/770244
  • Cost: £5.50
  • Hours: Apr.–Sept., daily 9:30–5:30; Oct.–Mar., daily 9:30–4:30
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  • Location: Ruthwell
Updated: 10-08-2013

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