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Orchardton Tower

4 miles south of Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbright, Scotland
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Awesome unique well reserved tower

amazing tower to visit. Free and informative with interesting facts. Lovely view out over the farm... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
paularadich
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Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
Nice example of a round tower

Even in the rain, and having to keep an umbrella over the camera, we had a short, but enjoyable... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
sgphoto
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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4 miles south of Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbright, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

amazing tower to visit. Free and informative with interesting facts. Lovely view out over the farm as well.

Thank paularadich
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Even in the rain, and having to keep an umbrella over the camera, we had a short, but enjoyable visit to this wonderful little ruin. Well worth the time to visit.

Thank sgphoto
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Love Orchardton Tower. We've been visiting it for years. It's unusual and off the beaten track. Our boys loved it when they were younger as it's on such a small scale. It's great for families. We still love to pop in for a look round...More

Thank Samantha P
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

A unique little tower with no entry price, no shops, nothing fancy. In reality it's just an old tower, some ruins, pair of covered rooms and some information boards. But it's great. Great place for a picnic. It's fenced so pets can be brought and...More

Thank Myles E
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

It was very interesting and we could climb right to the top. The stairs are not for the faint-hearted! Parking is only sufficient for about 3 cars.

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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Wow, we were out a drive while on holiday and saw the sign for the tower so we decided to visit. We weren't disappointed what a beautiful structure. Set in gorgeous surroundings. The views from the top is simply stunning although the spiral staircase is...More

Thank Pauline M
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

Unique as it is the only round tower in Scotland. Not the easiest to get too as up a B road (single track). We were on our way to Threave Castle and decided to visit as it was a slight detour. The tower was built...More

Thank pkpuri
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

This site wasn't in our Historic Scotland guide book but was showing on our AA map so we paid a visit. It is a bit out of the way but was a surprising little find. We didn't realise it was the only single round tower...More

Thank Kath1722
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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Loved the round tower. Good size cellars, large rooms, and narrow stairs. Be careful going up and down. Big cows near by!

Thank Caroline H
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

A single round tower, the only one in Scotland, it was easily accessible from the parking area. Although now a ruin we were able to climb to the top via an internal stair, which being original was narrow, steep and with steps curving round the...More

Thank ac840
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