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As supporters of the Royalist cause, the castle was attacked and taken by Oliver Cromwell’s Parliamentarian Army in 1660.
Restricted opening times and entrance charges apply. Originally built in 1628 by John Erskine, Earl of Mar, as a hunting lodge, the castle was attacked and burned by John Farquharson, the Black Colonel of Inverey in 1689.Remains of 12th century Norse castle, possibly built by the great Earl Harald Maddadson, half-Orcadian and half-Scottish, who was at that time the sole earl of Orkney and Caithness.One of the oldest castles in Scotland, it was built at a time when the kings of Norway ruled this area of the Scottish mainland as well as the Northern and Western Isles. Well preserved remains of 14th century four-storey tower house, or keep, set on a tidal islet on Loch Laich.Impressive and well preserved moated triangular castle, built in the 13th century.Due to its border location, Caerlaverock was besieged several times by the English.
Remains of small fortified tower, dating from the late 15th century.