A wide moat, twin-towered gatehouse and lofty battlements make Caerlaverock the epitome of the medieval stronghold. Learn all about its turbulent history as a castle caught up in border conflicts.
Its fairytale appearance means the castle is also a popular filming location. Caerlaverock features in The Decoy Bride, a romantic comedy starring David Tennant and Kelly Macdonald.
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What to see and do
- Stand in awe of the formidable red sandstone defensive walls – unique in Britain for their triangular shape
- Learn all about siege warfare by paying a visit to the permanent exhibition
- Look inside Nithsdale Lodging, a remarkable 17th-century residence in the castle courtyard
- Take our fun fact-finding quiz while exploring the castle. Available on site