Historical Locations across Scotland
South-west Scotland has a wealth of historical attractions.
Discover the turbulent history of this border area through visits to medieval Caerlaverock Castle, with its broad moat and unusual triangular formation, and 17th century Drumlanrig Castle, the ancient Douglas stronghold. The warm Gulf Stream creates perfect conditions for gardens like those at Castle Kennedy to flourish.
- Drumlanrig Castle
Set on the spectacular 90,000 acre Queensberry Estate complete with Country Park and Victorian Gardens, Drumlanrig Castle is brimming with centuries-old heritage and culture, period furnishings, fine art and antiques ...
- Caerlaverock Castle and Nature Reserve
There are a number of things that help set Caerlaverock apart. The most striking is the way it is lapped by the waters of its broad moat ...
- Sweetheart Abbey
Sweetheart Abbey’s conception as a shrine to human and divine love is deeply appealing. So too is its attractive setting ...
- Dundrennan Castle (Mary Queen of Scots), nr Kirkudbright
- Castle of St John, Stranraer
- Cairnholy Cairns, nr Gatehouse of Fleet
- Whithorn Dig
The Royal Burgh of Whithorn has an important history which is immediately obvious from the medieval street layout. Even more significant is the hidden evidence of the early origins of a settlement on this site going back to the 5th century, Scotland’s first Christian community ...
- Whithorn Priory