One of Scotland’s most distinctive castles, with its unique triangular shape, captures the imagination of visitors. The upstanding remains of this red sandstone castle date from around 1277 and are set within a water filled moat: with changing light, it appears variously dramatic, picturesque and haunting. Approached across a wooden bridge, there is a sense of adventure when entering its interiors.
Caerlaverock Castle was likely built by the Maxwell family, and as the seat of the barony of Caerlaverock, it was a strategically located stronghold which witnessed frequent conflict. It is believed that that eh castle was under siege at least four times between1300 and 1570 then following another siege by Covenanters was destroyed in 1640.