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Threave Castle

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Address: Near Castle Douglas. DG7 1BG
Operated by: Historic Environment Scotland
Opening Hours: April to September -  Daily: 10 am to 5pm (Last boat sails at 4.30pm)
October - Daily: 10 am to 4pm (Last boat sails at 3.30pm)
Admission: Adult £ 5.00, Child £3.00, Senior £ 4.00 (Free entry for NTS members)
Parking: Yes
Languages: English
Accessibility: To get to the castle ferry boat you have to walk ~0.5 miles along a path that passes through several gates. There is then a short crossing in a small boat that you have to step in and out of from a jetty..
Toilets: Yes, beside the car park.
Shop: Yes, there is a basic shop at the ticket office.
Cafe/Restaurant: No

 

Threave Castle stands on an island in the middle of the River Dee and is largely intact although the roof and interior fittings have long since disappeared. 

Part of the appeal of visiting Threave castle is the short boat trip across the River Dee. As you sit in the boat, the ferryman will tell you some tales about the castle. Be sure to ask about its ghosts!

Once on the island there is a small hut selling tour guides and a few gifts. You don’t need to buy a tour guide as the information boards around the castle give a good explanation about the castle. Once inside Threave castle you can see the areas where there were kitchens and a dungeon. A tight spiral staircase then leads to an upper floor with good views and, in one corner, an original toilet!

It’s quite a long walk from the car park to the ferry so not much fun if it’s raining.

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