- Castles and Palaces
Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
Venue type: Outdoor
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
- Restaurant Onsite
- Onsite Shop
- Snacks Available
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available Nearby
- 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
Closed for the remainder of 2016. Reopens April 2017
Adults: £4.50, Kids: £2.70, Concessions: £3.60
Great day out
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