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Threave Castle

5 star Rating 5/5 (1 review)

Castle Douglas, 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

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.


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Onsite Shop Onsite Shop
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Threave Castle's website
07711 223 101

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


Great day out

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by Anonymous . 29.10.15

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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Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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