The Borders and the Southwest Sights

MacLellan's Castle

  • Off High St. Map It
  • Kirkcudbright
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Published 05/04/2017

Fodor's Review

Conspicuous in the center of town are the stone walls of MacLellan's Castle, a once-elaborate castellated mansion dating from the 16th century. You can walk around the interior, still atmospheric even though the rooms are bare. The "Lairds Lug," behind the fireplace, allowed the laird (lord) to listen in to what his guests were saying about him. You can also get a glimpse of life below stairs in the vaults beneath the main staircase, where the kitchen is occupied by a couple of silent figures still waiting for the food to cook. There are lovely views over the town from the windows.

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Off High St., Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway, DG6 4JD, Scotland

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  • £4.50

Published 05/04/2017


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