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MacLellan's Castle

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“main hall”(3 reviews)
Visit this impressive townhouse and discover a 16th century family home. The remains of this late 16th century house show how architecture changed from the heavily defended tower house to a new, more domestic scale. Sir Thomas MacLellan of Bombie...more
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Maclellan Castle Castle Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JD, Scotland
+44 1557 331856
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Castle has good info posts around the grounds. The upper level includes a little room for the head guy (laird???) from which to eavesdrop on guests in the main ghall. The jail room was suitably grim.

2  Thank jim b
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 18 May 2014

A small "Keep" type castle that was never a castle. It was built after the age when defensive castles were no longer needed in the area. Although it looks like a castle it was really more like a manor house. Although the roof is missing...More

1  Thank David W
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All reviews worth a visit main hall restoration work interesting place to visit ticket office centre of town high street interesting history laird ruin castle rapunzel scaffolding information scotland harbour property
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Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

The town of Kirkcudbright is absolutely beautiful and the castle is a must see sight there. You get a great deal of information about the castle and it’s history. Well worth a visit.

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

This castle is quite imposing & can’t be missed when visiting the town, it appears to be undergoing renovation at the moment as the internals are full of scaffolding. We didn’t pay to go inside as felt we could see everything we needed to from...More

Thank SharonJT67
Reviewed 8 September 2018

You cant miss this as you walk around the town, its currently having work done. We didnt pay to go in, saw all we wanted from the outside.

Thank john e
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We visited MacLellans castle on the last day of our holiday and our castle tour!! Lovely little castle, lots of history and takes you into the history of the castle. It’s dog friendly too so we were able to take our dog in with us...More

1  Thank Hfstoba
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Right by the harbour, and surrounded by the town, this is worth a visit if only to catch some of the views from the window openings. There is currently some renovation going on but you can still see most of the castle and get to...More

Thank jacquelinee930
Reviewed 14 July 2018

This is a small castle in the centre of town. Currently undergoing some renovation, but that doesn't stop you seeing it - just mars the photo's a little. Total time needed around 45 minutes. Pleasing, but if it was raining or busy I'd skip it...More

1  Thank David R
Reviewed 12 July 2018

A most interesting place to visit and gain an insight into how people live in the past.Nice to be able to walk around places like this.

Thank Bazza199
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Its only a small castle but still worth a vist. It takes a bout an hour to walk around. Right in the middle of Kirkcudbright you can easily fit it in around the other sites to see.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

A small castle in the middle of Kirkcudbright. A pleasent castle that is interesting but very small. Only a short time taken to see it all about 40 minutes tops. Still interesting and pleasent wandering around.

Thank A_Drunken_Taffer
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

There are loads of ruined castles in South West Scotland but few right in the middle of a town. I have been to this castle before as a child and came again for the first time in 20 odd years this summer. The grounds are...More

2  Thank Alex A
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