Photo: Carl Dania

Step back to 1470 in the family home of the McCulloch’s. Designed as a defence against raiders and the surrounding feuding families, evidence of its defensive purpose is shown in the architecture, with its thick walls and small windows that provide shelter from incoming raiders and feuding family members.

The castle once fortified a large area that extended down to the bay, but now consists of just the immediate grounds, but with the castle still in very good condition, much of what remains of it can be thoroughly explored.

The castle is home to so much history; visitors will be enchanted by the stories of the McCulloch family and their adventures. Piece together history and try to imagine the lives of those who lived and died within these very walls.

Set in beautiful Galloway, the castle is surrounded by some of the region’s most spectacular views. Climb the castle tower and look out upon the shores of nearby Fleet Bay. Rolling hilltops and a beautiful coastline will all contribute to a most memorable trip.

A visit to Cardoness Castle will be an adventure for the whole family. With six floors to explore, the castle will keep everyone entertained!


Cardoness Castle, Dumfries and Galloway, DG7 2EH
Tel: 01557 814 427
Times: April – September, daily, 9.30 – 17.30
October – March, Saturday & Sunday, 9.30 – 16.30