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A great wee place to spend an hour with kids

We live nearby and often pop there with the children for a play- rocks to climb, grass to play... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
U7783YKlaurad
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Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
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Off the Beaten Track but worth a stop

I'll admit that my husband wondered if I was sure of the road that we were on, as we passed a small... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
geismom
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Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

We live nearby and often pop there with the children for a play- rocks to climb, grass to play football on and a tower to climb...best of all it is free with an honesty box if you want to make a donation

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

I'll admit that my husband wondered if I was sure of the road that we were on, as we passed a small school at the onset on what was a very narrow lane, but it wasn't long until Orchardton Tower came into site in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank geismom
Reviewed 11 October 2018

If you have a few minutes to spare and are passing by, this towe is well worth a visit. There are no facilities but wonderful views over the countryside.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Peter B
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Lovely round tower dating from the 1450s in a picturesque rural setting. Free entry with an honesty box for donations. Small car park. The tiny and tight spiral staircase was a challenge, no rope rail, and trickier to descend than ascend. Worth the effort for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 July 2018

Very thick walls and small windows and doorways indicated the defensive nature and the precarious times during the establishment of this site. Good interpretive signage and interpretation of the buildings. A 'free' attraction which would benefit greatly by the replacement of the missing 'stair rope'...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

Much smaller than we expected, in very good order with interesting information. We were too scared to climb to the very top but enjoyed the visit, well worth the trip off the main road.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank JLWetherby
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Really enjoyable little break on the journey to have a look around the tower. Parking is free, tower is free and really well maintained. Well done Heritage Scotland!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jack K
Reviewed 16 March 2018

In very good order for such an old building can climb to the top of the tower by narrow steep steps and see the surrounding area

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank choengmon5353
Reviewed 10 February 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank paularadich
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank sgphoto
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