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A fine example of a Scottish tower-house castle, Cardoness Castle was built in the later 15th century as the fortified residence of the McCullochs. Cardoness Castle is a well-preserved ruin where you can admire the exquisite architectural detail of...more
All reviews tower house information boards worth a visit ticket place spiral staircase wildlife garden worth the climb bird feeders nooks and crannies helpful staff clean toilets lovely lady enjoyed our visit interesting history car park member of staff fleet
This was our first stop on our honeymoon touring Scotland, we saw it from the road and just had to stop and have a wonder round. They lady in the shop was so friendly, helpful and signed us up to membership, but no pressure as...More
In August, swallows fly in and out of the windows and you can hear and sometimes see their chicks in the nests too. The information boards are useful as is the display in the ticket place - worth a read so you get a feel...More
The signposts from the A75 were not fully visible so coming eastwards along the A75 can be easily missed. Travelling westwards the castle is obvious on a mound.
The main structures are still in good order and the stairway up the tower is still climbable...More
Cardoness Castle used to be sited beside Fleet Bay but due to canalisation is now a few hundred metres inland. Before heading up the hill to look around the castle sit in the little wildlife garden, and just admire the scenery and the wildlife.
What a cool place! I love walking into a place and being able to see so much of it still there. The bones are solid and you can imagine it being whole, full of hustle and bustle. We very much enjoyed our visit, especially because...More
stairs extremely narrow but well worth the short walk up to see the view at the top. Lovely grounds. Car park right next to the tower. Very interesting too see where everything was and the picture on the wall lets you visualise it.
Loved our visit to this intact Tower house located on a mound with its far-reaching views over the surrounding hills and estuary (from the top). I'm scared of heights but managed ok, felt safe. Dog friendly (to be kept on leads). Loved exploring all the...More