For fans of historical castles there are few regions that match the type of elegant ruins found within Dumfries and Galloway, in the south of Scotland, where medieval fortresses lie amongst the rolling hills of the countryside and waterways of the Solway Coast.
Most hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses can be found in the area's largest town of Dumfries, a central location that provides the perfect base for those hoping to explore the surrounding attractions, such as Sweetheart Abbey, MacLellan’s Castle, as well as cultural and natural sites like the Caerlaverock Wetland Centre and the Robert Burns Centre.
Visit Cardoness Castle in Castle Douglas
Cardoness Castle provides visitors with region’s best display of a traditional Scottish tower-house castle, rising over six stories high alongside the River Fleet. Built in the 15th Century by the McCulloch’s, this fortified residence is both well-preserved and provides visitors with a unique opportunity to explore both architectural and personal aspects of the residence, with stone carvings, a wall-cupboard, and fireplace all on display.
If you’re considering a trip to this stunning region of Scotland, visit its wonderful castles and ruins and you will feel the past come alive.