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Mull of Galloway Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
Mull of Galloway Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

Built on Scotland’s most southerly point with views, on a clear day, of England, Ireland, the Isle of Man and even Wales,...

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  • Corsewall Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
    Corsewall Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    At the northern end of the Rhins of Galloway to mark the entrance to Loch Ryan this lighthouse was completed in 1817. The...

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  • Carsluith Castle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Carsluith Castle (HS)

    Carsluith, Dumfries, DG8

    Carsluith Castle is an impressive 16th century L-plan tower house, with 18th century ranges of outhouses that are still in...

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  • Caerlaverock Castle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Caerlaverock Castle (HS)

    Dumfries, DG1 4RU

    One of the finest castles in Scotland, surrounded by moats it has stood guard over the Solway Firth for more than 400 years.

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    • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 5 stars
    Southerness Lighthouse
    Southerness Lighthouse

    Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway, DG2

    One of the earliest lighthouses in Scotland, it was built in 1748-49 to help guide ships up the Nith estuary to the harbour...

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  • Orchardton Tower © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Orchardton Tower (HS)

    Nr. Palnackie, Dumfries, DG7

    An extraordinary round tower-house, it was built in the late 15th century. There are at least 23 similar buildings in...

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  • Killantringan Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
    Killantringan Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    Built in 1900 half way down the west coast of the Mull of Galloway the lighthouse was decommissioned in 2008 with all the...

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  • Lochmaben Castle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Lochmaben Castle (HS)

    Dumfries, DG11

    The much-reduced remains of a royal castle, originally built by the English in the 14th century on the shore of Lochmaben...

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  • Threave Castle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Threave Castle (HS)

    Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, DG7 1TJ

    A massive tower, situated on an island in the River Dee, built by Archibald the Grim, and later a stronghold of the Black...

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    • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars
    Cardoness Castle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Cardoness Castle (HS)

    Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas, DG7 2EH

    This 15th century tower house stands on a rocky platform above the Water of Fleet. Ancient home of the McCullochs with...

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    • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars
    Drumlanrig Castle & Country Estate
    Drumlanrig Castle & Country Estate

    Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, DG3 4AQ

    Ancient Douglas stronghold and home of the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry., Drumlanrig, completed in 1691, is the...

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  • Drumcoltran Tower © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Drumcoltran Tower (HS)

    Dalbeatie, Dumfriesshire, DG2 8

    This substantial tower house was built about 1570, probably by Edward Maxwell. The windows were enlarged in the 18th...

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  • Morton Castle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Morton Castle (HS)

    Dumfries, DG3

    An enigmatic castle, probably 14th century, it belonged to the Douglases and may have served as a hunting lodge. On the...

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  • MacLellan's Castle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    MacLellan's Castle (HS)

    Kirkcudbright, DG6 4JD

    A castellated town house, complete except for its roof, built in 1577 by the then Provost of Kirkcudbright, Sir Thomas...

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    • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars
    1 Mull of Galloway Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    2 Corsewall Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    3 Carsluith Castle (HS) Carsluith, Dumfries, DG8
    4 Caerlaverock Castle (HS) Dumfries, DG1 4RU 5 stars
    5 Southerness Lighthouse Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway, DG2
    6 Orchardton Tower (HS) Nr. Palnackie, Dumfries, DG7
    7 Killantringan Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    8 Lochmaben Castle (HS) Dumfries, DG11
    9 Threave Castle (HS) Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, DG7 1TJ 4 stars
    10 Cardoness Castle (HS) Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas, DG7 2EH 4 stars
    11 Drumlanrig Castle & Country Estate Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, DG3 4AQ
    12 Drumcoltran Tower (HS) Dalbeatie, Dumfriesshire, DG2 8
    13 Morton Castle (HS) Dumfries, DG3
    14 MacLellan's Castle (HS) Kirkcudbright, DG6 4JD 4 stars

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