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  • Castle Cottage Gatehouse of Fleet
    Castle Douglas DG7 2EH
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    • Qype User sharna…
    • Newcastle, Down
    • 69 friends
    • 230 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    25/1/2009

    This is a tower house which is set next to the sea. We came here when we were staying at the wonderful caravan site near by, this place is historic scotland so free to its members and members of english heritage. There is a visitor centre which tells of the feud here between the mcullochs and the gordons that went on for so long that the family fortunes were drained. They memebr of staff here is very knowledble and will tell you all about it. The tower house is a nice place to expore with a prison main hall and battlements. The castle itself is a nice place but what makes it really interesting is the terrible history of the owners

    • Qype User Kelmei…
    • Perth
    • 1 friend
    • 59 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    28/11/2008

    Cardoness Castle is set just outside the small town of Gatehouse of fleet on the Solway firth. It is a six story tower house dating back to the 16th century which was designed primarily to house the family of the local laird. It is in a great defensive position which gives excellent views over the fleet and further to the Solway firth. I would suggest that the £3.70 admission price is a little steep as I can't see you spending a massive amount of time here unless it is a fine day and you take a picnic. The best time to visit would be when they have additional things on such as during gala week or the beer festival.

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