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Caerlaverock Castle

After a short visit to Gretna to visit the forge we headed for the Castle corner stop over at Caerlaverock Castle. With its moat, twin towered gatehouse and imposing battlements, this awe-inspiring castle is the epitome of the medieval stronghold and one of the finest castles in Scotland.

Although ruined, Caerlaverock is still a substantial structure and you can explore many different features within its unique triangular ground plan. The castle's turbulent history owes much to its proximity to England which brought it into the brutal cross-border conflicts and you can enjoy a fascinating siege warfare exhibition complete with reconstructions of medieval siege engines. Sofia and myself walked through the woods to the castle and then did the tout of the inside. With a quiz. We had a quiet stop over.


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