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Caerlaverock Castle

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

Open to the public

4 artworks

Part of Historic Environment Scotland

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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.

Glencaple, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway DG1 4RU Scotland

01387 770 244

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