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Cardoness Castle

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Outdoor

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!


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Cardoness Castle's website
01557 814 427

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Closed for the remainder of 2016. Reopens April 2017


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


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Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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