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1 Threave Castle

Ring the bell for the boat and the boatman will row you across to the impressive Threave Castle. Get on board to cross the River Dee and explore the stronghold of the Black Douglases. Rich with wildflowers in the summer, you might also see ospreys and otters hunting in the river.

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2 New Abbey Corn Mill

Discover the works and craftsmanship of this water-powered mill in Dumfries and Galloway. See how the waterwheel is operated from within the building and how it is neatly situated by the millpond. Also known as Monksmill, it most likely occupies the site of the medieval mill built by the Cistercian monks of Sweetheart Abbey.

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3 Caerlaverock Castle

Admire the epitome of the moated, medieval stronghold and explore the turbulent past of the mighty Caerlaverock Castle. The castle’s impressive triangular defences guard the Solway shore. You can find bluebells here in the spring, dragonflies and wildflowers in the summer, and barnacle geese in the winter.

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