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Opening times

Due to peregrine falcons nesting, the top floor of the castle is closed.

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 10am to 4.30pm (last sailing)

1 to 31 Oct:
Daily, 10am to 3.30pm (last sailing)

1 Nov to 31 Mar:



Getting there

Threave Castle
Castle Douglas

National Grid reference: NX 739 623

Telephone: 07711 223 101

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Threave Castle is on an island and is reached by passenger boat.

Allow 15 minutes to walk the 1.2km from the car park to the boat jetty.

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