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Cardoness Castle

Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2EH, Scotland
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A fine example of a Scottish tower-house castle, Cardoness Castle was built in the later 15th century as the fortified residence of the McCullochs. Cardoness Castle is a well-preserved ruin where you can admire the exquisite architectural detail of this still magnificent structure, including the splendid fireplace and wall-cupboard where the family's best silverware was displayed, touch the intricate stone carvings and soak up the superb views over the beautiful Fleet Bay to the Solway Firth beyond. Open summer only
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Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2EH, Scotland
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+44 1557 814427
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"tower house"
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"worth a visit"
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"great views from the top"
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"information boards"
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"swing bridge"
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"friendly lady"
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"solway firth"
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"family visit"
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"worth the climb"
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"bird feeders"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A small, yet worthwhile attraction and worthy of stopping off to see. A typical Scottish Tower, well preserved and well documented, manned by friendly, helpful staff.

Thank Rich53y
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

We visited on Sunday May 13th. The staff where friendly and helpful. Its a beautiful spot to visit with fab views from the top.

Thank Lorrain M
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

We visited this castle in April as a couple. The member of staff in the visitor centre was very friendly, and gave us more information of the castle and the surrounding area. We were the only visitors in the castle, and it was great to...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We initially wanted to see Thrieve castle but it was closed so we looked up this one a few mile down the road. This castle was worth the visit with fantastic views of the North sea and lots of engravings in the walls which we...More

Thank Christine F
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

This is situated just off the A75 and is an ideal place to stop off for a visit. As a tower house it is compact in size and you can climb right to the top to appreciate the fine views of the surrounding countryside. In...More

1  Thank Andrea M
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit, best to walk along the river from Gatehouse, turn left onto path after the bridge, a very pleasant walk with lovely views. The castle was a family home and is very intriguing, well worth climbing the stairs to the top, amazing...More

Thank Shirley B
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

This castle was an interesting place for tha adults in the party and the two little girls had enormous fun hiding and exploring.

Thank Gill V
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

friendly custodian and well signed monument. fairly child friendly, my granddaughter, who is not quite 6, made it to the top with a little help, especially on the way down. a bit pricey at £5 per adults and £3 for children over 5. helpfully, the...More

Thank wakefieldj
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Great place to pop in for a visit, the views from the top are brilliant and interesting to see bits of shell etc mixed in with the mortar. We go every couple of years for an hour or so and enjoy it every time.

Thank Callum W
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

Cardoness is an interesting tower house, not least because it was built by my ancestors, the McCullochs. It is nicely and simply marked throughout the castle, and as others have noted, the view from the top of the tower stairs is spectacular. The visitor center,...More

1  Thank bookmiller
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Karen M
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Response from David_M186525 | Reviewed this property |
Yes in the grounds but not in the castle itself the policy is on the Historic Scotland web site
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