Historic Sites

There are more than 100 castles located in Dumfries & Galloway

If you are looking for castles and other historic sites, Dumfries & Galloway offers some really fantastic sites. Owned by Historic Scotland, Caerlaverock Castle near Glencaple is one such example and is only a short drive from Nunland. Built-in the 13th century, Caerlaverock is an impressive and well-preserved moated triangular castle. We've selected Caerlaverock and a few other sites that you may wish to visit during your stay.


Caerlaverock Castle

With its moat, twin towered gatehouse and imposing battlements, Caerlaverock Castle is the epitome of the medieval stronghold. The castle’s turbulent history owes much to its proximity to England which brought it into border conflicts.

Visitors can enjoy a siege warfare exhibition, a children’s play area and a nature trail.The shop and cafe are open throughout the year (the cafe has restricted hours in winter).


Drumlanrig Castle

If you like delving deep into history, soaking up the finest culture, exploring the beautiful countryside – or adrenaline-fuelled mountain biking – you’ll love a day at Drumlanrig Castle. From activities for kids to salmon fishing, you’ll find a raft of activities awaiting you. The Castle has 120 rooms, 17 turrets and four towers and from your very first glance, you’ll know you’re entering a special place.


Robert Burns House, Dumfries

Scotland’s national bard spent his last years in this simple sandstone house that is a key pilgrimage site for Burns' enthusiasts from around the world. Over the years it has attracted many famous visitors including the poets Wordsworth, Coleridge and Keats. View original manuscripts and some of Burns’ personal belongings. See his desk and chair in the study where he created some of his finest works.


Morton Castle

Morton Castle enjoys one of the most breathtaking settings of any castle in Scotland. It stands at the head of a triangular bluff, with ground falling away sharply on two sides into Morton Loch below. On the far side of the loch the ground rises steadily to the beautiful Lowther Hills to the north east.