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Caerlaverock Castle
Caerlaverock Castle

Photo credit: Paul Stevenson, CC BY 2.0, (source: Flickr)

Caerlaverock’s triangular shape is unique among British castles. A walk around the castle gives a sense of its strength, economy of form and pleasing geometry. Inside the castle walls is the remarkable Nithsdale Lodging, built in the 1630s by Robert Maxwell, 1st Earl of Nithsdale. Its attractive façade, with its ornate Renaissance stone carvings, is a sharp contrast to the severe castle walls.

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Caerlaverock Castle is managed by Historic Environment Scotland

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Caerlaverock Castle

Glencaple, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway DG1 4RU Scotland

01387 770 244

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  • 20 October 2021

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