Threave Castle (Dumfries) Reviews
Description:The castle is on an island in the middle of the River Dee; even getting to it is an exciting and romantic experience in ... more
Newest Review: ... trees, until you turn a bend and suddenly there it is – a stout, square block of grey weathered stone, still an imposing fortress, even in ruin, sat on its island in the River Dee. Another 100 yards up the path and you come to a small jetty. If it’s a slow day you may have to ring the bell to alert the boatman and he’ ... more
Customer Threave Castle (Dumfries) Reviews (1)
by - written on 25/07/02, updated on 25/07/02 (Very useful, 520 readings)
Galloway, the south west corner of Scotland, is an area that is often overlooked, people rush past without stopping, in a hurry to get to Glasgow, Edinburgh and The Highlands .It’s a shame because theres a lot to see and do amidst some glorious countryside in this region. This review is about one of those attractions – Threave Castle which stands a couple of miles outside the market town of Castle Douglas. Built at the end of the 14th century, this medieval tower has been uninhabited and lain in partial ruins for 100s of years. It is well worth a visit, as much for the setting as the historical interest. Clearly signposted from the A75, up a short ... Read the complete review
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