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Review of Cardoness Castle

Cardoness Castle
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Owner description: 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 this still magnificent structure, including the splendid fireplace and wall-cupboard where the family's best silverware was displayed, touch the intricate stone carvings and soak up the superb views over the beautiful Fleet Bay to the Solway Firth beyond. Open summer only
Reviewed April 22, 2013

love this castle, the history is fab the castle is fab, the staff are friendly and informative and i got to spend some one on one time with my kids exploring! fab fab fab!

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

You can park in the small car park and visit the shop there. There is plenty information on the local area and the castle (ruins) and you can walk up as far into the ruins as you feel able to managed. Another local place to see is Vinnie Hill, you can clamber up the hill and get a super view of the town of Gatehouse of Fleet. We did this between Christmas and New Year, but ideally it would be better to do this in the summer time.

Thank 186514MargaretM75
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

Very helpful staff who explainbed all I wan ted to know, and told me of other places to add to the experience. Enjoyed wandering around a lovely piece of history in a great setting

Thank Malcolm B
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

As well as being a very interesting castle, with loads of history, the views across the bay from it are stunning.

Thank gavScotland_Portugal
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Reviewed May 27, 2012

kids had a ball! spent ages trying to find the answers to the quiz!! well me i was feert at the top wi the wooden slatted floor! kids want to go back again so i will stay at bottom and wave to them, decided i dont do heights!!! great for a historic scotland visit!

Thank sharon c
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