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The Chatelaine's Scottish Castles

The Castles of
Wigtown, Kirkcudbright and Dumfries
in Scotland

Alphabetical List with Links

The area includes many well-known castles such as
Caerlaverock, Drumlanrig and Threave.

Local Travel & Accommodation Information - click here

Abbott's Tower16L
Amisfield Tower16T
Annan16T
Auchen Castle, near Moffat 13O Hotel accommodation (B&B or Dinner, B&B).
Available for weddings and conferences.
Auchenfranco--
Auchengassel--
Auchenmaig-T
Auchenrivock-T
Auchenskeoch16Z
Auchlane--
Auchness16Tm
Auldgirth-K
Baldoon17-
Balmangan Tower16T
Barclosh16T
Barholm17L History and pictures by the castle's owners
Barjarg
(3.5 miles south of Thornhill at Barjarg in Dumfriesshire)
16L
Barmeal-T
Barntalloch-T
Barscobe17L
Blacket House16L
Blacklaw Tower16T
Bombie13-
Bonshaw Tower16T
Breckonside Tower16T
Breckonside Tower16T
Brydekirk Tower16T
Buittle Tower13O Buittle tower
Caerlaverock13KKMy page
Cardoness15KKHistoric Scotland
Carscreugh17T
Carsewall15KK
Carsluith15LHistoric Scotland
Cassencarie Tower16Tm
Clanyard17-
Closeburn14Km
Cockpool15-
Comlongon15KK Official web site
Hotel available for accommodation and weddings
Cornal Tower16T
Corra16T Details of this ruin
Coshogle--
Cowhill Tower16L
Craigcaffie Tower16T
Craighlaw16T
Craigoch (NW of Stranraer)--
Craigoch (SE of Stranraer)--
Crawfordton Tower
(about 1 mile east of Moniaive, in Dumfriesshire, just north of Cairn Water, near Crawfordton)
-- A modern mansion may stand on the site of a tower. It was held in by the Walkers in the 19th century.
Cruggleton13O
Cullochan-T
Cumstoun16T
Dalswinton13-
Drumcoltran16L
Drumlanrig14mOfficial site
Drummore16T
Dumfries12O
Dundeugh11O
Dunskey16L
Durisdeer14-
Earlstoun15L
Edingham16T
Eggerness--
Elshieshields16Lm
Enoch14-
Feather16T Record by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland.
Fourmerkland Tower16T
Frenchland16L
Galdenoch Tower16L
Garlies14C
Gillesbie Tower16T
Gilmour--
Gilnockie Tower (near Langholm)16TArmstrong Clan Association
Glenae Tower16T
Hallguards14-
Harelaw Tower16T
Hill's16T
Hoddom16Lm
Innermessan15KK
Isle Tower16T
Kenmure16T
Kennedy17E Gardens open to visit
Killaser-K
Kinnelhead16T
Kirkconnel Tower16T History and photos by Kamron Kirkconnell and Ernie McLearnon
Kirkconnell House16L
Kirkcudbright13O
Kirkpatrick Tower16T
Lag Tower
(7 miles SE of Moniaive in Dumfriesshire)
16T
Langholm16T
Larg--
Larg Tower-T
Loch Maberry--
Lochar17T
Lochhouse Tower (near Moffat)16Tm
Lochinvar--
Lochmaben13O
Lochmaben15KK
Lochnaw14K
Lochnaw16T Official site
Lochwood15L
Lockerbie Tower16T
Logan15-
Lunelly Tower16T
Maclellan's16L Historic Scotland
Malls--
Maxwellton House- Tm
Mellingshaw Tower16T
Mouswald16T
Myrton16L
Newbie--
Old Crawfordton17T
Old Place of Mochrum15Cm
Old Risk--
Orchardton Tower15T
Park16L
Place of Snade14-
Plunton16L
Port--
Portrack16-
Raecleuch Tower17T
Raffles16T
Ravenstone15T
Redhall--
Repentance Tower16T
Robert--
Robgill Tower16Tm Record by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
Rockhall
(6 miles east of Dumfries)
16T Much altered tower house. Sir Robert Grierson lived here during the time of the Covenanters. It is said that his pet monkey haunts the building blowing a whistle. Used to be a hotel but has now been sold and is in private ownership.
Runstonfoote16-
Rusco15KK
Ryehill12-
Sanquhar14KK
Shirmers16-
Sinniness16T
Sorbie Tower 16LClan Hanna of Sorbie
Spedlins15T
Stapleton Tower16T
Stewart16Tm
Stranraer16Lm
Sundaywell Tower17T
Threave

Threave Castle

14KMy page
Tibber's13O
Torthorwald14K
Wauchope-O
Westerhall Tower16T
Whithorn-L
Wigg16L
Wigtown13O
Woodhouse Tower16T
Wreaths Castle (Mainsriddle)16T
Wreaths Tower (between Dumfries and Moffat)16T

Classification of castles by code letter:
T towers and tower houses
(mainly around 1540-1680)
K simple keeps
(14th and early 15th century)
KK developed keeps including chambers and courtyards
(from around 1400-1540)
E E-plan tower houses featuring more than one wing
(16th and 17th centuries)
L L-plan tower houses featuring a main block and one wing
(16th and 17th centuries)
Z Z-plan tower houses featuring 2 corner towers situated obliquely opposite each other (16th and 17th centuries)
O walled enclosures
(mainly 12th and 13th century)
C reasonably important castles built around a central courtyard
h 18th century tower houses V castles of unusual plan
m much modified or modernised castellated structures

Local Accommodation

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Cottage B&B at Colvend, only 1 mile from beach. 3 ensuite double / twin bedrooms. Large garden and sun lounge. Evening meals available October to March. Pets welcome by prior arrangement. 5 golf courses within a 6 mile radius. Many local opportunities for bird watching, mountain biking, horse riding, watersports, yachting, walking, etc. Dalbeattie 6 miles. Castle Douglas 12 miles. Dumfries 20 miles.

Stay with Scotland's Best B&Bs which are all small, 4 or 5 star establishments.

Travel & Tours

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Self drive tours with a customised itinerary to suit your interests (e.g. castles, distilleries, standing stones). Includes booking service with quality accommodation (B&Bs, night in a castle or country mansion, etc.).

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Accommodation reservations for castles, inns & country houses.
Itinerary planning for self-drive tours (with car hire if required).
Private tour guides. Clan lands research.

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