Carsluith Castle

Dumfries and Galloway, DG8 7DY

 

Overview

Due to access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure while we undertake high level masonry inspections, there is currently no visitor access to this site. Find out more about our conservation work.

Explore the well-preserved ruins of a delightful 16th-century tower house and take a look into the life of Scotland’s landed gentry after the Protestant Reformation of 1560.

Carsluith Castle appears typical of the L-shaped tower houses of its era in Scotland, but it may have a more complicated building history than most, possibly starting out as a simple oblong tower in the mid-1400s.

The lands of Carsluith Castle passed hands several times during the early 1500s. The carved panel above the doorway is now nearly illegible, but was recorded in the 1800s as portraying the Broun arms and the date 1568.

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