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Cardoness Castle

  • Gatehouse of Fleet
  • Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Castles and Palaces

Attraction Information

Cardoness Castle

Highlights include the tower house, which is a well preserved example of a 15th century Scottish nobleman's residence, plus The Hall in the tower with it's fine architectural features, including the splendid fireplace.

The views from the battlements looking south over the Water of Fleet to the Solway Firth beyond are stunning.

We haven't recommended it for toddlers because of the enormous quantity of close quarter stairs. Cardoness Castle is at the top of a small but steep hill. It is reached up a steep concrete path approximately 150 metres long and a series of six flights of steps, 33 in total. Give little legs serious thought!

Opening hours

Closed for the remainder of 2016. Reopens April 2017


Adults: £4.50, Kids: £2.70, Concessions: £3.60, Under 5's: Free

Travel & Contact Information


Off A75, Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway, DG7 2EH, Scotland

Phone number

01557 814 427



Click here to visit Cardoness Castle's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

No, Cardoness Castle is not wheelchair friendly.

Yes, Cardoness Castle have stated they are pushchair friendly.

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

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