Powered by UrbanEngine.io
Forgot your password?
Caerlaverock Castle, Scotland
Caerlaverock Castle is a moated triangular castle first built in the 13th century. It is located on the southern coast of Scotland, 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) south of Dumfries, on the edge of the Caerlaverock National Nature Reserve. Caerlaverock was a stronghold of the Maxwell family from the 13th century until the 17th century when the castle was abandoned. It was besieged by the English during the Wars of Scottish Independence, and underwent several partial demolitions and reconstructions over the 14th and 15th centuries. In the 17th century, the Maxwells were created Earls of Nithsdale, and built a new lodging within the walls, described as among "the most ambitious early classical domestic architecture in Scotland". In 1640 the castle was besieged for the last time and was subsequently abandoned. Although demolished and rebuilt several times, the castle retains the distinctive triangular plan first laid out in the 13th century. Caerlaverock Castle was built to control trade in early times.
If you like this you might also like
Eilean Donan Castle - Eilean Donan, Scotland
Sweetheart Abbey - Scotland
Kilchurn Castle - Scotland
Edinburgh Castle - Edinburgh, Scotland
Inveraray Castle - Inveraray, Scotland
Tintagel Castle - Cornwall, England
Dunluce Castle - County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Rosslyn Chapel - Roslin, Scotland
Château de Chillon - Switzerland
Château de Najac - Najac, France
Turnberry Resort - Scotland