Caerlaverock Castle | Day Out With The Kids

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Caerlaverock Castle

  • Dumfries
  • Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Castles and Palaces, Parks and Playgrounds

Attraction Information

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 an interactive siege warfare exhibition and a children's adventure park. There is also a nature trail leading around the castle moat and through the woods to the site of the old castle. The shop and cafe are open throughout the year.

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00


Adults: £5.50 Kids: £2.70 Concessions: £3.60

Travel & Contact Information


B725, Southeast of, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, DG1 4RU, Scotland

Phone number

01387 770 244



Click here to visit Caerlaverock Castle's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Caerlaverock Castle is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Caerlaverock Castle has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Caerlaverock Castle has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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