Threave Castle

Situated on an island on the Dee, the impressive and sinister ruins of this castle symbolise the troubles and insecurity that reigned in medieval Scotland. This stronghouse was the citadel of the very powerful and aristocratic family of the Black Douglas. Built in the 14C, the castle was dismantled in 1640 when it feel again into the hands of the Covenantarists after a prolonged siege.

Useful information


A75, DG7 1TG Castle Douglas


+44 7711 223101


5 £ (-15 years old 3 £)

Opening hours

Apr-Sep: 10am-5pm; Oct: 10am-4pm - closed Nov-Mar

Nearby tourist attractions

Threave Garden Threave Garden
Threave Garden
Castle Douglas