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Cross the River Dee by boat to visit this enchanting castle on its own island. Once the bustling base of its creator, Archibald the Grim, it is now an ideal spot for exploring, picnicking and perhaps, painting. The island is rich with wildflowers in...more
All reviews boat trip viewing platform ring the bell across the river car park osprey nest small boat nature reserve lovely walk information boards bird watching historic scotland roe bird hide short walk red kites boat takes
Lovely castle in a scenic setting. Think the walk from the carpark was longer than they indicated but isn't too far to the small boat which takes you across to the castle. Our party was all adults but I'm sure children would love having to...More
A long walk from the carpark to the loch ,(800m) unfortunately it was closed for xmas holiday when we went so the boats werent on to take you over to the castle , But we plan to return as it looks like a fabulous castle.
Signposted from the A 75 there is a large car park,toilets, visitor centre where you buy your tickets and a burger van for refreshments.
The site takes both National Trust and Historic Scotland cards.
We then walked down a gravel path for about a mile...More
Ok first things first - this is a Historic Scotland property, not National Trust for Scotland so don't confuse it with the gardens and house nearby also called Threave. You will not get free entry if you are in the national trust because the reciprocal...More
We loved every minute of our trip, the castle may be small but it has lots of interesting interpretation boards and the views are stunning. The representatives on the island were very helpful and were keen to point out all the best places for spotting...More
Lovely walk to the castle, ring the bell for the boat custodian and after a short boat ride, life jackets compulsory - you can wander around the castle ruins. There are some scopes set up for wildlife too, there were two Pelegrín falcons in a...More
We decided to follow the GPS directions to Threave Castle, which actually took us to the opposite side. Unfortunately, we ended up in the drive of a local farmer rather than the expected parking lot, so we went back out on the road again, only...More
This is a step back into history with something of a twist.
Access to Threave Castle is very simple being on the outskirts of Castle Douglas just off the A75. It is well signed and has ample free parking.
Tickets are available in the visitor...More
The Osprey centre is a small building adjacent to the car parking area for the castle. There is small toilet block there too. Just Park up, wander in, buy tickets and ask any questions you have as the staff all seem very... More
The Osprey centre is a small building adjacent to the car parking area for the castle. There is small toilet block there too. Just Park up, wander in, buy tickets and ask any questions you have as the staff all seem very helpful. We were there last week and when I get a min I will leave a review - all positive and well worth the trip. Enjoy!