We have visited Caerlaverock
Castle in Dumphrieshire twice, firstly in the year 2000 and more
recently in March 2002. We were all
fascinated by this picturesque ruin. The castle is very
unusual in that it is triangular in shape, but despite its ruin
it still proudly sits in the centre of its moat which still
retains its water.
It as had a very turbulent history over the centuries, having
been laid to siege on many occasions. It lies at a very
strategic spot on the Solway Firth and the owners over the years
constantly swapped their allegiances between the English and the
There is a museum on the site which is very informative with
displays of local finds, mainly from the moat. Also there
is a video show which runs constantly telling the history of the
Also on site there is a souvenir shop and tea rooms, as well
as a play park for the younger ones amongst us.
The castle is now looked after and cared for by the Scottish
If you ever get to the Dumphries area this castle is well
worth hunting out and taking a visit to.