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Threave Castle

5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)
  • Castle Douglas
  • Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Castles and Palaces

Attraction Information

Threave Castle
On an island in the River Dee stands Threave Castle, a massive 14th century tower built by Archibald the Grim, Lord of Galloway.
The stronghold of the Black Douglases, it has at its base an artillery fortification built before 1455 when James II besieged the castle.
A path and steep steps lead to a small boat making it unsuitable for visitors using a wheelchair or buggy. After a short boat trip, more mobile visitors can visit the ticket office and curtain wall. The castle has steep steps inside and out.
Parking available about half a mile from the boat dock. Please allow 15 minutes from the carpark to walk to the boat dock. The last boat departs at 16.30.
Toilets available at the car park are adapted.

Opening hours

Closed for the remainder of 2016. Reopens April 2017


Adults: £4.50, Kids: £2.70, Concessions: £3.60

Travel & Contact Information


, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, DG7 1TJ, Scotland

Phone number

07711 223 101



Click here to visit Threave Castle's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Threave Castle has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

No, there are no dining options.

Yes, Threave Castle is wheelchair friendly.

Yes, Threave Castle have stated they are pushchair friendly.

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


Great day out 5 out of 5 stars

Took the kids here for the day. Wonderful walk with plenty of wIldlife. Kids loved the short boat ride across to the castle and loved exploring around. Staff on boat and boat house very informative and helpful

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